Noho no ke kanaka a ka lā mālie, kau ka ipu hōkeo a ka lawaiʻa, nānā ana i ke ʻōpua.
To a fisherman, a clear day, his tools, and the signs and omens seen in the clouds are important.
Looking from space, clouds cover much of the Earth. Cloud formation has varied vary little over the last 100 years. The intergovernmental panel of climate change (IPCC) has noticed that humans, and their anthropogenic causes, now have direct influence on cloud formation, duration and orientation. The IPPC has also listed this observation as one of the most urgent scientific problems requiring attention illustrating how our environmental interaction extends well beyond the land and into our skies.
To understand more about the particle-turbulence interactions in atmospheric clouds, check out an article by Raymond A. Shaw in the department of physics at the Michigan Technological University.
Shaw, R. A. (2003). PARTICLE-TURBULENCE INTERACTIONS IN ATMOSPHERIC CLOUDS. Annual Review Of Fluid Mechanics, 35(1), 183.