cloud formation


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cloud formation

[′klau̇d fȯr′mā·shən]
(meteorology)
The process by which various types of clouds are formed, generally involving adiabatic cooling of ascending moist air.
A particular arrangement of clouds in the sky, or a striking development of a particular cloud.
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This provides the small but precise surface needed for water vapor to settle and become liquid water, which is integral in cloud formation.
They discovered that jet drops and film drops have distinct ice nucleating abilities, and therefore different effects on cloud formation.
They were accepted as a cloud formation by the World Meteorological Organisation this year - the first new type since 1951.
Amazing sunset and cloud formation taken looking towards Hartlepool, by Jenny Hanley, of Middlesbrough
The results also suggest that cloud formation on these planets doesn't depend on temperature as clearly it does on brown dwarfs--the temperature-pressure balance might be a far more delicate one.
According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), rain is also forecast on the southern and central parts of the Kingdom with cloud formation during the night mainly over the highlands.
A MIDLAND mum shared this incredible footage of a tornadostyle cloud formation as the region experienced scorching temperatures and downpours in the same day.
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Washington, Feb 27 ( ANI ): A new study has found that coniferous trees emit pine-scented vapors that form particles, apparently out of nowhere, and reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation.
The research also appears to solve one of the great unknowns of climate sensitivity, the role of cloud formation and whether this will have a positive or negative effect on global warming.
Lead scientist Professor Steven Sherwood, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, said: "Our research has shown climate models indicating a low temperature response to a doubling of carbon dioxide from pre-industrial times are not reproducing the correct processes that lead to cloud formation.
But about 100 nautical miles west of the Botswana-Namibia border, some significant cloud formation was encountered.