cirrus cloud

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Noun1.cirrus cloud - a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)cirrus cloud - a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
mare's tail - a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud
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The image was captured from Latitude 6.6036 degrees in Lagos Nigeria and despite what is called a poor seeing condition in astronomy and a high cirrus cloud preventing better resolution, the image was captured using, a ZWO cloned planetary/guiding CMOS camera and a 127mm maksutov-casse grain telescope, aided by a 2x Barlow lens.
A third approach would use chemicals for cirrus cloud thinning (CCT), reducing the clouds' heat trapping effect and allowing more long-wave radiation to escape into space, cooling the earth's surface.
Young et al., "Airborne validation of cirrus cloud properties derived from CALIPSO lidar measurements: Optical properties," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol.
What two-word name can mean a wispy cirrus cloud and a pond plant?
Our upper air witnessed two examples of tropical advection in the higher levels: lengthy bands of Cirrus cloud emanating from equatorial latitudes closer to South America and melding with mid latitude flows south and east of the sub-continent.
Natural, we are indefatigable readers: a cirrus cloud
The persistent formation of contrails is associated with increased cirrus cloud cover, another factor warming the Earth's surface.
His attempts to precisely describe the cirrus cloud reflect the need to extend descriptive grammar towards a rhythmically paratactic prolixity, when the object of description itself is in a state of constant transformation.
The new data could be used to improve models of cirrus cloud formation, the researchers say.
One example the press release cites of a supposedly non-authoritative source is work published recently by MIT climatologist Richard Lindzen's team suggesting that clouds in the tropics operate as an "iris." (Warmer sea temperatures in the tropics cause changes in the relative distribution of cumulus and cirrus cloud cover which allows heat to escape, helping to cool the planet.) The press release claims Lindzen's work didn't undergo peer review and belittles it by hinting that it was published in a mere "meteorological bulletin" instead of any "leading scientific journals."
A sample of the high upper turbulence associated with a cold front could be seen as cirrus cloud earlier in the week.