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Is a cloud just a cloud? Different types of clouds in the sky indicate different types of weather.
Cumuliform/Cumulus White & Puffy. Look like cotton balls. Indicate fair (nice) weather.
Cumulonimbus Dark thunderstorm clouds. Sometimes called “thunderheads.” Lightning, thunder, hail & tornados Usually form in summer Very large and tall clouds
Stratiform/Stratus Flat & layered like a blanket Indicate a change in weather Stratonimbus or Nimbostratus: Rain or snow
Stratonimbus or Nimbostratus These are rain or snow clouds. Rain if the temperature is above freezing (above 32 degrees F) Snow if the temperature is freezing or below (32 degrees F).
Cirrus Thin wispy clouds high in the atmosphere Made of ice crystals
Cloud Prefixes Cumulo: Big, Puffy Strato: Flat, layered Cirro: Thin Alto: High Nimbus: Rain, snow
WHAT IS WEATHER? Chapter 15-1.
Clouds and Precipitation
Cloud Notes. Cirrus High elevations High elevations Feathery/ wispy with ice crystals Feathery/ wispy with ice crystals Fair weather Fair weather.
Warm air is forced upwards Meets up with cold air Then both cool and condense around dust particles.
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Up in the clouds …. How are clouds formed? Warm moist air rises because it is less dense. As it rises it cools and becomes more dense so it can’t hold.
Cloud Classification system Use the arrow right to move the slide to the next page. Use the arrow to the left to move the side to the previous page.
CLOUDS Every time when you look at the sky you see clouds. Sometimes dark, sometimes big or small. We know few types of clouds.
Water in the Atmosphere. Key Terms to understand The Water Cycle Evaporation - Condensation – process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become.
Clouds are collections of tiny ice crystals or water droplets. All air contains water vapor. When the air cools water vapor condenses. This condensed.
The Water Cycle Water on earth moves in a continuous cycle.
CLOUD FORMATION There are 3 things required for clouds to form:
A Look at Weather. Clouds Clouds help meteorologists make a weather forecast. Certain clouds show what weather will happen soon. Types of Clouds:
Revised and edited by Tracy Sikes, Mount Bethel Elementary.
4th Grade 4 th Grade Weather Unit By Kelly Stedman.
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