WONDER #2706: Why Is It Colder on Clear Nights Than on Cloudy Nights?
Question 1 of 3
The relationship between clouds and climate is called ___________________.
- climate change
- cloud-climate feedback
- weather feedback
Question 2 of 3
NASA estimates that without clouds, the Earth would absorb about _____ percent more heat.
Question 3 of 3
Why is it colder on clear nights than on cloudy nights?
- It’s less likely to rain, driving the temperature down.
- On clear nights, there are no clouds to help trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Cold from the Moon is better able to balance the daytime heat from the Sun.
- It is not colder on clear nights than on cloudy nights.
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