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Clouds greatly affect the Earth's solar energy balance. This animation shows how they deflect a portion of solar energy influx from reaching our planet's surface and how they insulate to prevent a total loss of thermal radiance out into space.

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      oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110312193936239T,Solar and terrestrial radiation,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Clouds and precipitation,Space Science,Global energy balance,Geoscience,NSDL

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      English

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