How common are clouds to evade IR sensors?

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Unread post14 Oct 2020, 04:34

How common are clouds to evade IR sensors on typical air battlefields? Like on most flights I've been on 30,000 feet up its pretty clear.
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Unread post14 Oct 2020, 23:32

There are few clouds up at around 36,000ft because you are getting close to the Tropopause (rather depending on Season and Latitude). Generally, the Tropopause puts a cap on most weather (i.e. -most weather occurring below the Tropopause). With the exception being clouds with vertical development such as Towering Cumulus/Cumulonimbus; occasionally their tops may grow to near 60,000ft.


Here are some pages from my old Jepp book giving greater detail:
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