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Weather Part 3 The Clouds
Clouds form when the air temperature cools and causes water vapor in the air to condense into tiny drops of water.
As you can see there are many different types of cloudsAs you can see there are many different types of clouds. They form as high as 40,000 feet and as low as 1 foot.
There are three basic types of clouds, Cirrus, Stratus, and Cumulous.
CIRRUS CLOUDS - These high altitude clouds are made up of tiny ice crystals. These are wispy clouds.
Cirrus generally occur in fair weather and point in the direction of air movement at their elevation.
These clouds are called Stratus cloudsThese clouds are called Stratus clouds. These are the gray clouds you see on rainy days.
STRATUS CLOUDS form a low layer of dark gray clouds, they form along warm fronts and can bring light rain or snow showers.
CUMULUS CLOUDS – These puffy cotton-ball clouds begin to form when water droplets condense at middle altitudes.
Cumulus clouds signify a change in the weather.
These clouds can become Cumulonimbus cloudsThese clouds can become Cumulonimbus clouds. These occur when a cold front moves through.
Photo by Herbert Campbell NOAA Central Library /NWSCUMULONIMBUS – are the towering clouds you see just before it rains. These are where the thunder storms form.
Identify the following types of cloudsQUIZ TIME Identify the following types of clouds
Cirrus Clouds Cumulus Clouds Cumulonimbus Stratus Clouds Wispy Clouds1. 2. Wispy Clouds Cotton Balls Cirrus Clouds Cumulus Clouds Towering Storm Clouds 4. 3. Grey/Icky Cumulonimbus Stratus Clouds
Clouds and Weather Prediction
Cloud Notes. Cirrus High elevations High elevations Feathery/ wispy with ice crystals Feathery/ wispy with ice crystals Fair weather Fair weather.
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Water in the Atmosphere. Key Terms to understand The Water Cycle Evaporation - Condensation – process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become.
Julianna Hagood. Standard 3 Students will develop an understanding of their environment. Objective 2 Observe and describe weather. Observe and describe.
Clouds are collections of tiny ice crystals or water droplets. All air contains water vapor. When the air cools water vapor condenses. This condensed.
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Revised and edited by Tracy Sikes, Mount Bethel Elementary.
Weather Weathering the Weather Whether the weather be fine Or whether the weather be not Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot We’ll.
____ + ____ + ____ = weather.
Bell Ringer What type of weather will we have today.
Clouds and Weather Prediction. In this activity you will: Learn about the types of clouds, how they are formed, and the weather each might predict. Illustrate.
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