Do clouds have an effect on the climate?

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Do clouds have an effect on the climate?

Clouds can either warm or cool down the Earth. Have you ever noticed that on a clear winter night with no clouds the temperature drops much lower than if clouds were present? Clouds cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight back into space. Clouds also help heat the Earth by absorbing infrared radiation and acting as an insulating blanket, keeping the heat from escaping.

   

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10/12/2006 10:21:00 PM
Jennifer said:

Next time, try using some basic words


4/3/2007 6:04:09 PM
priscilla said:

its interesting.but i really just need to know HOW they affect the weather


12/28/2007 12:02:47 PM
Sarah said:

The information is very interesting I thought!


2/15/2009 6:55:25 AM
Aqsa said:

I liked the way you guys described it.


10/13/2009 8:43:43 AM
kristen Hyman said:

true fact also very nice


5/31/2011 10:18:33 PM
Sunny said:

They are basic words


6/8/2011 9:37:47 PM
Suey Bob said:

I need something more fifth grade level :(


1/16/2012 5:54:13 PM
Amber said:

How much more basic can you get? And i agree, it doesn't explain how the clouds affect the weather.




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