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A new translation makes it easier to keep our heads in the clouds

Medical Pharmaceutical Translations • Apr 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Whether it’s because you’re stuck at home, or just a dreamy sort, do you like looking at clouds?

If you do, but also prefer to read in a language other than English, there’s good news: The International Cloud Atlas has now been translated into UN languages French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic.

Although it may sound made-up, The International Cloud Atlas is an actual thing -- a free, respected guide to different types of cloud formations, as well as other weather-related phenomena. Exclusively online since 2017, it’s used by meteorologists and amateur cloud appreciators alike.

At a time when people around the world are probably looking at their surroundings a lot more than usual (and also looking for new things to do), this makes it easier for more of us to learn about the parade of cirrus and cumulonimbus formations flying overhead.

Read on to find out more about translating The International Cloud Atlas. And if you’re aching to identify a cloud you’ve spotted, you can access the Atlas here.

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