Clouds in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets - I. Climatic effects of multi-layered clouds for Earth-like planets and implications for habitable zones

@article{Kitzmann2010CloudsIT,
  title={Clouds in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets - I. Climatic effects of multi-layered clouds for Earth-like planets and implications for habitable zones},
  author={Daniel Kitzmann and Andrea Patzer and Philip von Paris and Mareike Godolt and Barbara Stracke and Stefanie Gebauer and John Lee Grenfell and Heike Rauer},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={511}
}
The effects of multi-layered clouds in the atmospheres of Earth-like planets orbiting different types of stars are studied. The radiative effects of cloud particles are directly correlated with their wavelength-dependent optical properties. Therefore the incident stellar spectra may play an important role for the climatic effect of clouds. We discuss the influence of clouds with mean properties measured in the Earth's atmosphere on the surface temperatures and Bond albedos of Earth-like planets… 

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