Before going to the beach, you might look outside for signs of clouds or rain that could affect your plans. However, the clouds that you see are more than just determinants of weather conditions. They also help to maintain the energy budget and climate on Earth and are an essential part of the water cycle. Learn about how clouds are named and identified, in this interactive resource adapted from NASA's S'COOL Project Tutorial.
This media asset was adapted from NASA's S'COOL Project Tutorial.