Scanning microwave radiometers measure cloud microwave emissions from multiple directions to determine cloud water distribution. These plots show a snapshot of cloud liquid water and water vapor content retrieved during a 2009 field campaign over the Southern Great Plains. Such measurements are improving the accuracy of global climate models, which simulate the magnitude of regional and global fluctuations in climate.
Credit or Source: Brookhaven National Laboratory
US DOE. August 2010. Climate and Environmental Sciences Division: A Division of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research, US Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 1) (PDF)