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River Science: Cloud Cover

As a component of the Half Moon's Deck Log, students are encouraged to observe the cloud cover above us -- which often varies wildly over the course of a given Voyage of Discovery.

Students learn how to determine the percentage of cloud cover in the sky, and how to identify distinct cloud formations, such as curling cirrus clouds, flat stratus clouds, or puffy cumulus clouds.

So far on this voyage, we've largely been lucky enough to enjoy blue skies speckled with cumulus clouds -- though not enough to interfere with our celestial tracking projects.

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