water vapor, clouds and precipitation

Water Vapor, Clouds and Precipitation play important roles in the balance of radiative energy and in the hydrological cycle. Water vapor is the gaseous form of water in the atmosphere. Clouds are suspensions of condensation from water vapor and precipitation is the fallout of water or ice crystals from the atmosphere (Britannica Online, 1997).


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PMEL Publications

Listed below are direct links to abstracts of PMEL articles relating to clouds, precipitation, and vapor beginning 1968 to the present, using PMEL's Publication Information Abstract Search Engine:



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[Last updated: 2009-1-15]