What 13 years of clouds looks like

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Cloudy days can be a bit of a downer. But when you add them all from nearly 13 years of measurements, the bright side becomes more apparent.

NASA Earth Observatory just published a map that uses data collected between July 2002 and April 2015 to give an unparalleled view of the world’s cloudy (and sunny) spots.

 

 

One thing that’s immediately apparent is that the world is a pretty cloudy place. It’s no surprise the U.K. — renowned for its dreary weather — appears in white, indicating frequent clouds. Ditto for the Amazon rainforest, which requires copious clouds for its prodigious rain. Read more…

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What 13 years of clouds looks like

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