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Myth vs Reality: Clouds and Air Temperature 2

Clouds regulate temperatures on Earth by reflecting sunlight and by preventing Earth's heat from escaping to space.

Credits

All programs produced by: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
 
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA
 
except:
 
·       Cloud illustrations by Marc Lussier, STScI
·       Sea creature illustration copyright The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, _Department of Geography – Historic Cities Research Project
·       Various cloud photos courtesy of Marc Lussier
·       Valley fog photo courtesy of Lucy Albert
·       Clouds time-lapse video courtesy of Ethan Alexander Cook
·       Photo of cumulus clouds over field courtesy of PiccoloNamek, Wikipedia
·       Towering cumulus cloud photo courtesy of Jim W. Lee
·       Noctilucent cloud photo copyright Jan Erik Paulsen 
·       Noctilucent cloud photo courtesy of P-M Hedén, www.clearskies.se, www.twanight.org
 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
 
Written by Andrea Gianopoulos
Designed by Marc Lussier

Transcript

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A blue hexagon appears in the middle of a gray background split into two halves by a line. A banner is outlined in light blue for the title, Myth vs Reality. An illustration with sea serpents surrounding a ship is above Myth. A satellite view of rippled clouds is above reality. A dark, rotating planet floats in the background at the bottom. The Myth side is highlighted. Text, Clouds do not affect Earth's air temperature.
 
The reality side is highlighted. Text, Clouds regulate temperatures on Earth by reflecting sunlight and by preventing Earth's heat from escaping to space.