CLOUDS


  • Clouds are a large collection of water droplets or water crystals. Because they are small and light, they are able to float in the air.
  • Clouds are formed when warm air rises, thus expanding and cooling. The air contains tiny water droplets and near the ground, it forms invisible gas called water vapor. That is when the warm air rises and makes it expand and cool. Warm air contains more water vapor than cold air can, so some of the water vapor condenses onto tiny pieces of dust that are floating in the air and forms a tiny droplet around each dust particle. When billions of these water droplets come together, they form a visible substance we all know as clouds.

  • Different types of clouds are stratus, alto-stratus, cirrus, and cumulus. Stratus clouds are the lowest clouds, alto-stratus are the clouds that are seen in the middle, and cirrus clouds are the highest clouds. Cumulus clouds are the clouds that have a vertical development.

  • Other types of clouds are cumulonimbus, alto-cumulus, cirro-cumulus, and strato-cumulus. Cumulonimbus clouds go from near the ground up to 50, 000 feet, alto-cumulus go from 6,000 feet to 20,000 feet, cirro-cumulus goes above 18,000 feet, and strato-cumulus clouds go below 6,000 feet.



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Cumulus Clouds
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Cirrus Clouds
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Storm Clouds
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Stratus Clouds
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Cirrocumulus Clouds
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Stratocumulus Clouds


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BY: Alyssa