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How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

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Published on Sep 5, 2019

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Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head--that’s how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn’t it come crashing down on you? This week on Reactions we explore the chemistry behind how a cloud stays lofted in the sky and how it got there in the first place.

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Credits:
Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants: Ricky Potter, M.S.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
Lancartis - Disco Funk

Sources:
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/wa...
https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstud...
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4156...
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
https://theconversation.com/six-cloud...

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