Figure : vertical-extent-cloudiness

Vertical Extent of Cloudiness

Figure 44

University of Washington Seattle
Chris Bretherton

This figure appears in the Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2007 report.

Time series of the vertical extent of cloudiness from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) radar at Nauru (top panel). Bottom panel shows the vertical distribution of the cumulus mass flux, which is an indicator of the vertical extent of the shallow cumulus clouds. Credit: P. Zhu and C.S. Bretherton, University of Washington (reproduced from Monthly Weather Review with permission from the American Meteorological Society).

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