Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate

The Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate research program studies clouds, their interaction with aerosol particles, their radiative properties, and their ability to produce precipitation. Researchers use diverse, innovative modeling techniques as well as observations to understand the physical and radiative properties of clouds.

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Research Highlight: As the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to increase and climate change impacts become more costly, the scientific community is redoubling efforts to investigate the potential risks and benefits of artificially shading Earth's surface to slow global warming. Learn More Image: NOAA NESDIS