Shift of clouds from day to night increases global warming

- EN - DE
( Image: Unsplash)
( Image: Unsplash)

In a warming climate, cloud patterns change in such a way that they exacerbate global warming. A research group led by Johannes Quaas from Leipzig University and Hao Luo and Yong Han from Sun Yat-sen University in China has discovered that the cloud cover is increasingly showing asymmetrical changes: it decreases more during the day than at night. This asymmetry means that the cooling effect of the clouds decreases during the day and the warming effect increases at night, which intensifies global warming. The researchers have just published their new findings in the renowned journal "Science Advances".

Clouds: more than just weather

During the day, clouds reflect sunlight back into space and thus cool the earth’s surface. ...

account creation

TO READ THIS ARTICLE, CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

And extend your reading, free of charge and with no commitment.