Friday, March 2, 2018

Ground and Sky Thermal Observation for NearSys Station, 2 March 2018

Cumulus clouds fills the sky over NearSys Station at 4:15 PM MST. According to the thermal imager, the ground temperature is 26 degrees F and the cloud temperature is -6 degrees F.

Assuming a dry adiabatic lapse rate of 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit per 1,000 feet, the cloud base is at 5,900 feet.

Thermal image of a cumulus cloud

Visible image of the same cumulus cloud

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