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Project for Chapter 11

Nicole Radek

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of Clouds

The Different Types of Clouds Clouds Cumulus Cumulus clouds are fluffy and sort of look like cotton balls or marshmallows. (In Latin cumulus means heaps.) If you add Greek and Latin suffixes and prefixes such as nimbus, to make cumulonimbus and cirro- cirrocumulus. Cumulonimbus Cumulus Usually they are below 6,000 feet (1,800 m) above ground level, but they can range up to 8,000 feet (2,400 m) Cirrocumulus Crazy Clouds Cirrus Cirrus clouds look like wisps of hair (In Latin cirrus means curls of hair) Cirrus Cirrus If you add Latin suffixes like stratus to make cirrostratus and nimbus to make cirronimbus. cirrostratus The altitude of these clouds is usually above 18,000 feet Stratus These clouds sort of look blankets (which makes sense because in Latin strato means to cover or blanket) Stratus If you add Latin and Greek roots you can get the names some subgroups of stratus clouds like: stratocumulus and nimbostratus Stratocumulus Nimbostratus Stratus clouds are up to 6,500 feet in altitude (Fog is a stratus cloud!) Mammatus clouds Mammatus clouds are usually associated with severe weather. They are a type of cumulonimbus cloud. Lenticular clouds Lenticular clouds are caused by a wave wind pattern created by the mountains. They sort of look like UFOs Green clouds The green coloration thought to have something to do with a high amount of liquid water drops and hail inside the clouds. They often mean severe weather. Bibliography

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Information from http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-clouds.htm Contrails Contrails are condensation trails left behind jet aircrafts. Contrails form when hot humid air from jet exhaust mixes with environmental air of low vapor pressure and low temperature. The mixing is a result of turbulence generated by the engine exhaust. Created by Nicole
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