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Rare noctilucent clouds seen over Armagh

Rare noctilucent or "night shining" clouds were observed over Armagh on the night of 19th/20th June. These silvery, highly structured clouds take many forms, ranging from delicate feather structures to streamers, ...

Jun 24, 2014 4.1 / 5 (7) 3

CLOUD sees through the haze

The CLOUD (Cosmic Leaving OUtdoor Droplets) experiment at CERN, which is studying whether cosmic rays have a climatically significant effect on aerosols and clouds, is also tackling one of the most challenging ...

Jun 11, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Checking up on tropical sunlight

Science is not settled on a bet or a hunch. Measurements and data feed conclusions and provide clarity. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that two ground-based stations on a tropical ...

Jun 11, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human ...

Jun 09, 2014 3.8 / 5 (10) 3