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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Definition:
It is the amount (content) of liquid water per unit volume of air. Cloud Liquid Water is usually expressed either in g/m3 or g/kg. It varies greatly from cloud to cloud. On the average, for a typical cloud it varies from 0.05 to 3 g/m3 . Cloud Liquid Water plays an important role in the transport of energy (latent heat) in the earth-atmosphere system.
Reference:
Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey, John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs, Academic Press, Inc., 1977. NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and information Services Center, http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data-holdings/PIP/cloud_liquid_water....
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