Along with wind, clouds and moisture strongly affect daytime and
nighttime temperatures. Some aspects of clouds and moisture help
explain the variations in temperature from place to place; other
aspects are responsible for large changes in temperature from
day to day. This module discusses the effect on surface
temperatures of soil type, surface moisture, and clouds.
- To understand the effect of dew point temperature on the nighttime minimum temperature.
- To understand the effect of fog on temperatures.
- To understand the effect of clouds on temperatures.
- To understand the effect of soil type on temperatures.
- To be able to apply this knowledge to weather forecasting.
- Dew Point Temperature
- Does air hold water vapor?
- The dew point temperature
- Cooling past the dew point
- Cooling Past The Dewpoint
- Dew Point and Minimum Temperature
- FORECASTING TECHNIQUE
- An example
- Clouds and Temperature
- The moderating effect of clouds
- Using clouds in your forecast
- Land and Soil Conditions
- Land and water
- Soil moisture
- Cities and the heat island effect
- When does it matter for the forecast?
- Land, Soil, and Forecasting
- FORECASTING TECHNIQUE: Station and trajectories
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