Researchers compared the images with separate weather satellite data to see whether cloud formation
over the course of day was influenced by the presence of agricultural fires and their thick plumes of smoke.
The HAWC-OAWL measurements will help scientists better understand how co-located aerosols and winds interact in cloud formations
, said Ball s Principal Investigator Sara Tucker.
These airborne solid or liquid particles can reflect sunlight, and at 100 nanometers they are large enough to condense water vapor and prompt cloud formation
Our research has shown climate models indicating a low temperature response to a doubling of carbon dioxide from preindustrial times are not reproducing the correct processes that lead to cloud formation
," said lead author from the University of New South Wales' Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science - Professor Steven Sherwood.
Lead scientist Professor Steven Sherwood, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, said: "Our research has shown climate models indicating a low temperature response to a doubling of carbon dioxide from pre-industrial times are not reproducing the correct processes that lead to cloud formation
By observing how that distribution changes over time, aviation weather forecasters are able to make predictions regarding things like "location and timing of fog, cloud formation
and dissipation, and altitudes of cloud ceilings.
Man may now play a part, but so too do the solar cycle, ocean oscillations, cloud formation
, changes in the earth's orbit and axis of rotation, the control of Co2 by the oceans and plate tectonics.
ABI will track and monitor cloud formation
, atmospheric motion, convection monitoring, land surface temperature, ocean dynamics, flow of water, fire, smoke, volcanic ash plume, aerosols and air quality, as well as vegetation health.
But about 100 nautical miles west of the Botswana-Namibia border, some significant cloud formation
The project, which began in 2009 uses a 'cloud chamber' at the Proton Synchrotron accelerator at CERN to investigate the influence of galactic cosmic rays on cloud formation
Organizing the workshop comes to familiarize with advantages and disadvantages of cloud seeding as a means to increase rainfall and acquainting with suitable local environment (terrains, cloud formation
and weather conditions), in addition to viewing experiences of countries, benefiting from other expertise and determining the level of local support for cloud seeding as a pilot project.
Mary Jo, 49, said: "I noticed an unusual cloud formation
above the regular lower clouds you see when you are flying at a high altitude.