cloud absorption

cloud absorption

[′klau̇d əb′sȯrp·shən]
(geophysics)
The absorption of electromagnetic radiation by the waterdrops and water vapor within a cloud.
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Trishchenko, "Quantifying the uncertainties in determining SW cloud radiative forcing and cloud absorption due to variability in atmospheric condition," Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, vol.
The scientists utilized NASA's airborne Cloud Absorption Radiometer to collect data on the cloud-smoke interactions, and the maneuverability of the research aircraft allowed them to take measurements from up close and at multiple angles (as opposed to satellite data, which only yields an overhead view).