Cloud - Wikipedia
In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. Water or various other chemicals may compose the droplets and crystals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient ...
Types of Clouds - Live Science
Credit: Richard H. Hahn Clouds help regulate Earth's temperature. They bring life-giving rain to different regions. All of us at one time or another have looked to the sky and watched the clouds ...
Clouds | Weather Wiz Kids
Stratus Clouds Stratus clouds are uniform grayish clouds that often cover the entire sky. They resemble fog that doesn’t reach the ground. Light mist or drizzle sometimes falls out of these clouds.
Clouds—facts and information - National Geographic
Low clouds fall into four divisions: cumulus, stratus, cumulonimbus, and stratocumulus. Cumulus clouds are a cloud-spotting favorite: They are big, white, and cottony and—depending on your ...
Cloud Types | UCAR Center for Science Education
Clouds are given different names based on their shape and their height in the sky. Some clouds are near the ground. Others are almost as high as jet planes fly.
What Are Clouds? | NASA
Clouds are made of water or ice in the air. They are an important part of Earth's weather.
Clouds | play by Aristophanes | Britannica.com
Clouds: Clouds, comedy by Aristophanes, produced in 423 bce. The play attacks “modern” education and morals as imparted and taught by the radical intellectuals known as the Sophists. The main victim of the play is the leading Athenian thinker and teacher Socrates, who is purposely (and unfairly) given many
Clouds - WeatherWizKids
Clouds What are clouds? A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air.
A Guide to the Different Types of Clouds (With Pictures ...
Clouds are large groups of tiny water droplets (vapor) or ice crystals that cling to pieces of dust in the atmosphere. Clouds are so important to the earth's weather that meteorologists (people who study the weather) also study the clouds and their movement. In fact, without clouds, it wouldn't rain ...
The 10 Basic Types of Clouds and How to Recognize Them
According to the World Meteorological Organization's International Cloud Atlas, more than 100 types of clouds exist. The many variations, however, can be grouped into one of 10 basic types depending on their general shape and height in the sky.