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Key input of energy into the energy mass balance

solar energy

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Key output of energy into the energy mass balance

re-emitted radiation

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What is required for the condensation

a non gaseous solid or liquid particle (condens

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How do clouds form?

when water vapour condenses to form liquid droplets that are very small (20 um)

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What can act as condensation nuclei?

charge particles that ionize atoms

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Where can clouds be simulated?

wilson cloud chamber

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What does climatic response depend on?

rate of change of climate forcing vs. the response time of the climate system.