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    Animation of global cloud cover. From the NYT.

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    • Raytricity Renewable Energy

      Interactive cloud map through one year (April 2011-April 2012). Basically it's related to an article stating that clouds affect the climate. Interested? Have a read!

    • Becky Brunton

      At any moment, about 60 percent of the earth is covered by clouds, which have a huge influence on the climate. This animated map shows a year of cloud cover. via #newyorktimes

    • Gene Tsenter

      One Year of Clouds Covering the Earth - Interactive Graphic -

    • KarBel Multimedia

      One Year of Clouds Covering the Earth interactive infographic

    • Jett Choquette

      Cloud coverage of the Earth, 60% covered at all times. NYT

    • Mike Kinde

      Animation of global cloud cover. From the NYT.

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