Is something happening to our supply of Supercooled Clouds?

Authors

  • Vincent J. Schaefer

Keywords:

Impacts of Human Activity

Abstract

On October 19, 1977, on a flight from Albany, New York to Reno, Nevada, I spent most of the trip on the sunny side of the jet aircraft watching the world go by....  The flight route from Chicago to Reno went past Cheyenne, Elk Mountain, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, just north of the Bingham Copper Pit, and then across the Bonneville Salt Flats into Nevada. Much of the region west of Chicago was cloudless but shortly afterwe crossed the Nevada state line,the first batch of cumulus clouds appeared as we approached the Ruby Mountains. Proceeding west southwest, convective clouds increased in concentration until they obscured the ground. The sky above our plane was cloudless and therewere no middle clouds.....

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Published

2018-04-03

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Section

Technical Notes and Correspondence