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Cirrus

David K. Lynch, Kenneth Sassen, David O'C. Starr, and Graeme Stephens

Abstract

Cirrus clouds are high, thin, tropospheric clouds composed predominately of ice. In the last ten years, considerable work has shown that cirrus is widespread--more common than previously believed--and has a significant impact on climate and global change. As the next generation weather satellites are being designed, the impact of cirrus on remote sensing and the global energy budget must be recognized and accommodated. This book, the first to be devoted entirely to cirrus clouds, captures the state of knowledge of cirrus and serves as a practical handbook as well. Each chapter is based on an i ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130720
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195130720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David K. Lynch, editor

Kenneth Sassen, editor

David O'C. Starr, editor

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