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HAMPTON, Va. - A Hampton University professor is shedding new light on night-shining clouds that might be affected by climate change. Jim Russell is the lead scientist for the NASA-funded AIM satellite, the first to study the wispy "noctilucent" clouds, which only appear above Earth's poles.
Russell, an atmospheric science professor, has found that the clouds get brighter and stretch farther as the uppermost atmosphere gets colder.
Originally posted by jpm1602
The only problem I have with that is they were first reported in the early 19th century. Years before the industrial revolution. Not to say increased pollution and rocket launch exhausts have not excaserbated the phenomenon.