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Special thanks to my favorite cloud scientist Dione Rossiter for help researching this episode!

"The Cloudspotter's Guide" by Gavin Pretor-Pinney http://amzn.to/1s3kk2S

The International Cloud Atlas: http://bit.ly/1q0kgLy

William Rankin - The Man Who Rode the Thunder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cqQzcChFG0

Bacteria that live in the clouds: http://www.pnas.org/content/110/7/2575.abstract

Mass of a cloud: http://mentalfloss.com/article/49786/how-much-does-cloud-weigh

Amazing facts about clouds: http://blog.ted.com/2013/07/16/8-illuminating-facts-about-clouds/

A beginner's guide to being a cloudspotter: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/12/cloud-spotting-beginners-guide-predicting-weather

How clouds affect climate change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDo7saKaEys

The clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros are the same thing: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/01/the-clouds-and-bushes-in-super-mario-bros-are-the-same/


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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
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Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics
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Dalton Allen - Post-production Intern

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"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod

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Last week's video: The Physics of Space Battles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFOuxAx-dkc

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