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How clouds are formed

Clouds are condensed droplets or ice crystals from atmospheric water vapor. Clouds form by the rising and cooling of air caused by convection, topography, convergence, and frontal lifting. Convection occurs when the Sun’s radiation heats the ground surface, and warm … Continue reading

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NWPSAF ECMWF High Resolution Infrared Sounders Aerosol and Cloud Detection

An algorithm to separate and detect clouds from the ground image. The software manual explains more about it. References McNally, A.P. and P.D.Watts, 2003. A cloud detection algorithm for high-spectral-resolution infrared sounders Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 129, … Continue reading

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Data Sources

Satellite Data of Europe is provided by European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). Data from the Meteosat, Metop and NOAA satellites are held by the organisation.

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Clouds from Mount Washington B

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Clouds from Mount Washington A

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Timelapse of cloud formation in Orlando 2

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Timelapse of Cloud formation in Orlando

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