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

Cirrus clouds are excessive, skinny, tropospheric clouds composed predominately of ice. within the final ten years, substantial paintings has proven that cirrus is widespread--more universal than formerly believed--and has an important impression on weather and international swap. because the subsequent iteration climate satellites are being designed, the effect of cirrus on distant sensing and the worldwide power funds has to be famous and accommodated. This e-book, the 1st to be committed totally to cirrus clouds, captures the country of data of cirrus and serves as a realistic guide in addition. each one bankruptcy is predicated on an invited evaluation speak provided at Cirrus, a gathering hosted through the Optical Society of the US and co-sponsored via the yank Geophysical Union and the yank Meteorological Society. All features of cirrus clouds are lined, an strategy that reaches into various fields. issues comprise: the definition of cirrus, cirrus climatologies, nucleation, evolution and dissipation, mixed-phase thermodynamics, crystallinity, orientation mechanisms, dynamics, scattering, radiative move, in situ sampling, procedures that produce or effect cirrus (and vice versa), contrails, and the effect of cirrus on climate.

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