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Originally posted by wonderworld
This is a better image of Scaler waves.
Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by dragonridr
Well here is a recent article if you need to brush up on some facts. Very interesting,
CHEMTRAILS March 2009
A wave cloud is a cloud form created by atmospheric standing waves. These waves are created as stable air flows over a mountain range, and can either form above or in the lee of the range. As an air mass travels through the wave, it undergoes repeated uplift and descent. If there is enough moisture in the atmosphere, clouds will form at the crests of these waves. In the descending part of the wave this cloud will evaporate due to adiabatic heating, leading to the characteristic repeating cloud/clear bands. The cloud base on the leeward side is higher than on the windward side because precipitation on the windward side removes water from the air. It is possible that convection from mountain summits can also result in the formation of wave clouds. This occurs as the convection forces the wave and lenticular wave cloud into the more stable air above. 
Many facets of the earth's climatic system are poorly understood. A significant uncertainty associated with the modeling of future climatic changes is due to deficiencies in the understanding of, and in the incorporation into the climate models of, several interactive climate feedback mechanisms. In this discussion of radiative forcing, the planet's heat balance, and these feedbacks and their consequences, emphasis is given to global mean quantities, since, conventionally, the concept of radiative feedback mechanisms is applied to global mean quantities associated with changes from one equilibrium climate to another. Many aspects of these feedback mechanisms are controversial. The conventional wisdom has been challenged on several pointsTo date, most emphasis has been placed on the development and testing of atmospheric models. Even though policymakers' would like them, current capabilities do not allow credible projections of regional effects. The panel finds that these and other aspects of climate models have even greater uncertainty than those associated with global mean temperature projections. However, for purposes of assessing their limits for policy decisions, the primary focus of the examination here is on global mean temperature. Considerable effort has been focused on atmospheric GCM experiments in which the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere is instantaneously doubled and the models are then allowed to achieve a new equilibrium climate. Although these simulations do not provide information on time-dependent (or "transient") climatic changes that would accompany more realistic greenhouse gas. For present purposes the only simulations considered are those that utilize computed clouds; i.e., that incorporate cloud feedback. accumulation scenarios, they do allow a means of testing, understanding, and comparing atmospheric GCMs. books.nap.edu...
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