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Transcript of By Tynia
clouds By Tynia
A. Clouds are billions of water droplets
How do clouds form?
A.clouds from the condisation of water vapor.
B. water warmed by the sun rises (evaporation),cools, and change to waterdroplets (condensation).
how are clouds classified?
A. By shape
B. By altitude
C. By precipitation
A. cumulus clouds
1. cumulus (meaning "heap"/"piled up".
2. meduim or low elevation.
3. large,fluffy,and puffy with flat bases.
Darker= rain or thunderstorm.
1.cirrus ( meaning "curl of hair")
2. high elevation.
3. wispy made of ice crystals.
4.signals fair weather or the approach of a warm front.
1. Stratus (meaning layered)
2.Forms at medium or low elevation.
3. Spread out layer upon layer covering large areas.
4. As clouds thichen, precipitation may occur.
cirrus ( wispy )
culumus ( puffy)
clouds that form when condensation occurs at or near the ground is called fog.
nimbus (mean rain) examples are cumulonimbus or nimbostratus, a cumulonimbus cloud ( a thunderhead) is part of a thunderstorm and may accompany a cold front.
alto indicates clouds form at 2-6 kilometers inthe atmosphere. examples altoculumus and altostratus.