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DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Cloudy Dissonance

Caption: These cumulus clouds above Oklahoma both shade the earth and make shadows brighter. The larger ones have a distinct cauliflower shape, providing even more opportunities for light to bounce off of them.

Credit: Evgueni Kassianov/PNNL

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