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Lowering clouds to combat global warming
Sky News ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | AAP

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:55:28 PM PST by Paul Pierett

Clouds around the world may be falling in response to rising global temperatures and having a cooling effect on global warming, according to analysis of satellite data by Auckland University scientists.

The first 10 years of data from the NASA Terra satellite, which uses nine cameras at different angles to produce a stereo image of the world's clouds, shows their average height has lowered by about 1 per cent, or 30 to 40 metres.

Most of the reduction was due to fewer clouds occurring at very high altitudes, says the study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; climategate2; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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To: Paul Pierett

NB for later

21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:23:45 PM PST by expat2
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To: Paul Pierett

So, no amplification by water vapor? No tipping point? What’s Algore going to do now?

22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:34:56 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Huh? "In a 'negative feedback mechanism', lower cloud height would allow the Earth to cool to space more efficiently, reducing the surface temperature of the planet and potentially slowing the effects of global warming.

'We don't know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower but it must be due to a change in the circulation patterns that give rise to cloud formation at high altitude,' Prof Davies said.

Apparently this professor has been asleep for the past eight to ten years. Either that or he has deliberately ignored the growing mounds of verifiable evidence that in fact there has been no global warming taking place in the reality. The models with the manipulated raw data from ground stations and other sources then pumped into a bunch of inadequate modeling statistical man handling simulations over the years had produced inaccurate and very misleading charts.
There has been no global warming taking place of any significance for a long time.
23 posted on 02/21/2012 9:37:17 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: molson209
"...lowering clouds..."

lowering adj : darkened by clouds; ... Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky. Lower \Low"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lowered; p. pr. & vb. n...."

What a strange language! ;)

25 posted on 02/22/2012 2:33:11 AM PST by Does so ("What elephant?")
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26 posted on 02/22/2012 3:09:16 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Paul Pierett; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Our clouds were quite low yesterday, think it’s called fog.

It is nice having some moisture back, even though the rain is still way behind.

27 posted on 02/22/2012 5:07:00 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: HighWheeler
Add lower clouds to the thousands of things caused by global warming. It's not that the clouds are actually lower, it's just that there are fewer high achievers. It's like lower student test scores. Humans aren't actually getting dumber, the government is just subsidizing low achievers to have more children.

The sun and clouds are the biggest drivers of climate, but biomass has a huge buffering effect. Some ocean algae emit a chemical that actually controls cloud cover to their liking. For every human there is 200 tons of biomass buffering the climate.

28 posted on 02/22/2012 5:54:47 AM PST by Reeses
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