The Effect of Shade, 9-10 March 2004.
- Clouds shaded the weather station briefly on an otherwise bright sunny day.
- The associated pattern of heating and cooling is oscillatory
- There was a strong advective cooling event that occured later in the
afternoon that had nothing to do with the clouds (you can see the signal
most clearly in the temperature plot and the wind direction plot).
- One of the most interesting features of the Solar Intensity figures is the
amplification of the forcing by clouds nearby which are not blocking
the sun. These clouds must be re-reflecting the radiation back onto the
sensor (and us).
Here is the data.