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Types of Clouds
Transcript of Types of Clouds
NASA'S and NOAA'S websites Clouds get their names in two ways:
By where they are found in the sky.
HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS .
MIDDLE LEVEL CLOUDS.
LOW LEVEL CLOUDS.
By their shape .
Cirrus clouds are high clouds. They look like feathers. Cumulus clouds are middle clouds. These clouds look like giant cotton balls in the sky.
Stratus clouds are low clouds. They cover the sky like bed sheets. What are Clouds? Clouds are made of water drops or ice crystals floating in the sky.
Clouds are an important part of Earth's weather and there are many kinds of clouds. How Do Clouds Form? Clouds are formed from the water that has evaporated into vapor gas, in the form of tiny drops. As the water vapor goes higher in the sky, the air gets cooler, causing the water droplets to start to stick to things like bits of dust, ice or sea salt. What Are Some Types of Clouds? High-level clouds occur above about 20,000 feet and are given the prefix "cirro-". The three main types of high clouds are: cirrus cirrostratus cirrocumulus. Mid-level clouds, given the prefix "alto-", appear between 6,500 and 20,000 feet. The two main type of mid-level clouds are: altostratus altocumulus Low-level clouds are not given a prefix, although their names are derived from "strato-" or "cumulo-", depending on their characteristics. Low clouds occur below 6500 feet. The two main types of low clouds include stratus, which develop horizontally, and cumulus, which develop vertically. stratus cumulus,