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Van der Dussen, J.J. (author)
Clouds have a strong net cooling effect on our planet, as they reflect a large part of the incident solar radiation. To be able to make accurate forecasts of the global climate, cloudiness should therefore be correctly represented by climate models. Currently, however there are large differences in the forecasted temperature increase among...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Dal Gesso, S. (author)
The clouds that form in the atmospheric region close to the Earth surface work as a parasol for our planet. Their primary effect is to reflect the incoming solar radiation and in this way to cool the Earth. Tlie more extensive and the thicker they are, the more radiation is reflected back to space. The extension is generally quantified by the...
doctoral thesis 2015