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Wispy clouds are born of dust in the wind

Cirrus cloud formations above a green landscape on 27th September 2020 near Wyre Forest in Callow Hill, United Kingdom.

Many of the high-altitude clouds called cirrus clouds are spawned by dust from Earth’s surface. Credit: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty

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Nature 603, 204 (2022)



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