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DARWIN, Australia, Feb.
Bits of "meteor smoke" have been detected in a noctilucent cloud (NLC), supporting an already existing theory.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), best known for cutting-edge images of the sun, has made a discovery right here on Earth.
US researchers say a new study of nascent clouds has revealed that a number of microorganismsâ€”including bacteria, spores and plantsâ€”may play a role in cloud formation and weather patterns.
By sampling clouds -- and making their own -- researchers have shown for the first time a direct relation between lead in the sky and the formation of ice crystals that foster clouds.
New technology to help with climate change predictions
Winter is here, snow is falling in many areas of the country, and some of us are already wishing for the return of hot summer days. But, would you believe that even on the hottest summer day the temperature inside some clouds remains icy and winter-like?
A Stratus cloud is a cloud belonging to a class distinguished by horizontal layering with a uniform base. This type of cloud is different from other clouds that are usually taller than they are wide (these are known as cumulus clouds). The term "˜stratus', In Latin, means layer or blanket. Stratus clouds are flat, featureless clouds of low altitude that can vary in color from dark gray to nearly white. A typical cloudy day usually features a sky filled with stratus clouds obscuring the view...
Cirrus clouds are thin wisplike strands, sometimes accompanied by patches. Their shape and arrangement lead to their common name of "mare's tail". These clouds can be so extensive that they are virtually identical to one another and hard to tell apart. Sometimes high altitude convection produces another form of cirrus called cirrocumulus. Many cirrus clouds produce hair-like filaments made of heavy ice crystals that precipitate from them. This precipitation often indicates the difference in...
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.