COP26, the UN climate change conference, is in Glasgow this week. Clouds have a number of important roles to play in climate change. Let's start with number 1 - how does human activity change clouds and the climate?
- By Edward Gryspeerdt -
Rivers are made of water, clouds are made of water, a natural match? It turns out there are fewer clouds over rivers because they are too wet!
Clouds created by aircraft (contrails) are responsible for a large amount of the warming from aircraft. How did they change during the COVID-19 shutdown and what does this tell us about the climate effect of aircraft?
Imagine you could change the properties the control a cloud, how quickly would the cloud respond?
Why are some clouds brighter than others in this timelapse sunrise over London?
Cloud of the month for April 2021 - Stratocumulus
Chuuk Lagoon is the cloudiest weather station on Earth. Much of the ocean is even cloudier, but it turns out the cloudiest place in the world is actually on land!
Lots of places are stereotypically grey and cloudy, but which is the cloudiest?
Why should we study clouds?
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