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This is the green-house effect. If the cloud made of water vapor then it blocks out radiation and keeps the ground cool. If it was made of smog then it would let some radiation through and keep the reflected heat from escaping.

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What effect do clouds have on weather?

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The Blanket Effect is a term used to describe that the underside of a cloud reflects back down to the land. It is trying to prove that the earth's surface is radiating upward.

How do aerosols effect clouds?

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How clouds moves?

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How do clouds affect earth's energy budget?

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How is the atmosphere of the earth similar to being covered by a blanket at night?

Heat is trapped in the atmosphere (the greenhouse effect) and this keeps us warm. So does a blanket.

How does altitude affect the composition of clouds?

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Cause and effect of clouds?

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