cloud cover

A view of dark clouds over some urban buildings with blue sky in the background.

Cities are Changing Cloud Formations

Mark Altaweel

Researchers looked at cloud patterns over urban areas for 447 cities in the United States using satellite imagery.

Low lying clouds over a forest.

Study: Afforestation Can Lead to More Cloud Cover

Caitlin Dempsey

Increased forest cover can lead to more low lying clouds which helps to cool the Earth.

How Much of the Earth is Covered by Clouds?

Caitlin Dempsey

Exactly how much of the world is covered in clouds?

Cloud cover based on 15 years of satellite observations captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites.

Using Clouds to Map Ecosystem Boundaries

Elizabeth Borneman

Researching clouds and their impact on ecosystems and species could help researchers find an entirely new way to see the Earth. By looking at clouds, researchers can add a layer of evidence to existing theories and practices of conservation of land and animals.