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Unexplainable: Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos

Low clouds, like this roll cloud (left) spotted by Janis Patmalnieks over the South Downs of East Sussex, England, have a cooling effect on ground temperatures. While high clouds, like these Cirrus fibratus (right) spotted by Keelin (Member 41,642) over Napa, California, US, have a warming effect.

Unexplainable: Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos

When it comes to the relationship between clouds and temperatures on the ground, there is still so much to learn. In a world of changing climates, we still don’t know whether shifts in cloud cover globally will add to or decrease the temperatures below. Gavin Pretor-Pinney (Member 001) contributed recently to an episode of Unexplainable, a Vox podcast about the unsolved mysteries of clouds, called Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos.

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