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Mike Pritchard, [assistant professor and] climatologist at the University of California, Irvine, hopes to figure out how clouds fit into this picture, but most current climate models are blind to features smaller than a few dozen miles wide. …  Unless the computer understands how clouds interact better than we do, that is. Pritchard is one of many climatologists experimenting with training neural networks—a machine learning technique that looks for patterns by trial and error—to mimic cloud behavior.