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Critical Cloud Fraction

Bengaluru | Nov 14, 2018
Clouds / Research Matters

Aerosols such as smoke or dust suspended in the lower layers of the atmosphere can either heat up the planet by trapping solar radiation, or cool it by reflecting sunlight back into space. Little is known, however, about how much aerosols that are present much higher up — above the clouds — contribute to this warming. 

General, Science, Deep-dive