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cloud physics

[′klau̇d ‚fiz·iks]
(meteorology)
The study of the physical and dynamical processes governing the structure and development of clouds and the release from them of snow, rain, and hail.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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CAMP2Ex focuses on fundamental aerosol and cloud physics and remote sensing, while Piston focuses on air-sea interaction and the way in which weather develops on continental and intercontinental scales.
Such models have been used in cloud physics research for the past 50 years (e.g., Ogura 1963; Orville 1965; Schlesinger 1975; Tapp and White 1976; Klemp and Wilhelmson 1978; Clark 1979; Lipps and Hemler 1982).
Ground-based snow enhancement experiments at the Daegwallyeong Cloud Physics Observation Site (CPOS) in South Korea have been conducted continuously since 2006, targeting Yongpyeong, where the alpine skiing competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held.
Roughly the first two-thirds of the book covers the known science, beginning with basic thermodynamics of gases and extending to cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric-oceanic circulation and coupling, fluid dynamics, radiation absorption, emission, and scattering, the solar radiation spectrum, and thermal radiation transfer.
Together, we can advance the global scientific understanding of rainfall enhancement, cloud physics and dynamics, cloud-cloud interactions, cloud systems, and other related topics.
In 1961 Mason was appointed the world's first professor of cloud physics at Imperial College London.
Solar radiations are generally scattered and absorbed by aerosols causing direct radiative forcing which warms up the planet and indirect forcing through their important role in cloud physics causing planet to cool down.
It is also different from the CAM profile, which suggests that our stochastic NN convection parameterization effectively introduces in the CAM-NN run the convection and cloud physics, which is different from that of introduced in the parallel CAM run employing an existing CAM convection parameterization.
This Global Hawk will carry a laser system called the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL), the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS), and the Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS).
Written for students, researchers, and atmospheric physicists, this reprint from 1971 gives an account of cloud physics and the experimental and theoretical research on the microphysical processes of nucleation, condensation, droplet growth, initiation and growth of snow crystals, the radar detection of precipitation elements, the various processes of cloud electrification, and the mechanisms of precipitation release.