WIDESPREAD ‘TWILIGHT ZONE’ DETECTED AROUND CLOUDS

May 5, 2007

“We found that the region affected by this cloud field ‘twilight zone’ extends to tens of kilometers beyond the identified cloud edge,” said Koren. “This suggests that 30 to 60 percent of the atmosphere previously labeled as ‘cloud-free’ is actually affected by cloud-aerosol processes that reflect solar energy back into space.”

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