March 23, 2017

March 23 is World Meteorological Day.  I am always amazed by my holidays. Researching World Meteorological Day and its 2017 theme Understanding Clouds opened up a new world of cloud research I had never considered before. Quoting from the World Meteorological Organization website.

Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources. “

Here you will also find tools for classifying clouds, cloud quizzes, Name that Cloud, Cloud Poems by Goethe and the Cloud Appreciation Society.

03-23-17

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