Clouds are poor reflectors of radio frequencies. Radar cannot see a cloud, but can see precipitation. On the other hand thick clouds are strong reflectors of infrared heat. Almost all of the heat in a cloud originally came from the surface at the time the water evaporated. Clouds absorb very little new heat from the surface once they are up there.
posted on 08/06/2009 7:00:20 PM PDT
(Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
I've used cloud cover in fleet communications. The fleet I ran would sometimes double it's effective communication area with the right cloud cover. If you think clouds don’t maintain heat, even though any observant individual can walk out on a few nights and see for themselves, I don't know what to say. Read up on it. I'm not responding anymore here.
posted on 08/06/2009 7:16:12 PM PDT
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