Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate

The Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate research program studies clouds, their interaction with aerosol particles, their radiative properties, and their ability to produce precipitation. Researchers use diverse, innovative modeling techniques as well as observations to understand the physical and radiative properties of clouds.

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Research Highlight Polygons are widespread in nature. Hexagons also appear in broad sheets of clouds across parts of Earth's oceans, and researchers have used a network approach to analyze why. Their work will help scientists represent clouds more accurately in computer models of weather and climate change. Learn More Image: NASA satellite