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Clouds Like Honeycomb

Clouds Like Honeycomb

Polygons are widespread in nature: Drying mud may crack into many-sided blocks, and bees shape honeycomb into regular, six-sided cells. Hexagons also appear in broad sheets of clouds across parts of Earth’s oceans, and now a team of researchers has used a network approach to analyze why. Their work promises to help scientists represent clouds more accurately in computer models of weather and climate change. 

NOAA-led team uses an innovative network approach to explain polygonal patterns in clouds
Monday, September 11, 2017

Banner image courtesy NOAA/CIRA.

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