When clouds are fluffy and low to the ground they make the temperature cooler, but if they are high in the atmosphere they keep the Earth warmer. They do this in several ways, including absorbing the heat transmitted fro... More » Science Weather & Tides Clouds

Clouds can be measured by the height and appearance of the shape to determine weather conditions. Scientists often use a device, such as the micropulse lidar or infrared thermometer to determine a cloud's altitude and he... More » Science Weather & Tides Clouds

Weather is caused by uneven heating on the surface of the Earth, which results in atmospheric change. Differences in temperature are caused by the Sun heating parts of the Earth more than others. Clouds, rain and winds a... More » Science Weather & Tides Weather Seasons
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