What are the clouds and their types?

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have you ever looked at clouds did they look like shapes have you ever wished you could float on a cloud? clouds are fun to watch and think about but what are they really did you know there are water drops in the air these water drops are so tiny that they float if there is a lot they collect in groups when water collects in the air it forms clouds. Clouds are made of water drops if it’s cold they can be ice crystals some days there are no clouds to be seen on other days there are a few and sometimes there is a lot it depends on how much water is in the air some clouds are seen way up high others are seen lower in the sky


White clouds

clouds often look white but they can also look Gray why is it that the water droplets or ice crystals in clouds scatter all the light from the Sunlight from the Sun is all the colors of the rainbow but when all the colors are put together they make white so clouds appear white in color


Gray clouds

what about the gray clouds as the clouds gather more water vapor and ice crystals it becomes thicker and denser which results in scattering less light from the Sun so the clouds appear Gray in color


cumulus clouds

clouds are named for how they look have you seen clouds that look like big heaps those are called cumulus clouds cumulus means heap


cirrus clouds

have you seen some that look like wisps of hair that are called cirrus clouds? Cirrus means hair


Stratus cloud

what about the layer of clouds that look like a blanket this is a Stratus cloud the word means layer



other cloud names are made of two different names put together the word for rain cloud is Nimbus sometimes you’ll see a cumulus heat cloud that is a rain cloud Nimbus this is called a cumulonimbus. cumulus and Nimbus cloud this means a piled-up rain cloud



another example is a nimbostratus cloud which is a mix of a Nimbus rain cloud and a Stratus layer cloud it’s a stretched-out rain cloud


Did you know that clouds tell us about the weather cumulus clouds the heats tell us it will be sunny cirrus clouds the wisps of hair tell us that the weather is about to change if it’s a sunny day a storm may be on the way stratus clouds the layers tell us there will be fog or drizzle fog is a cloud that is close to the earth drizzle is light rain the big dark cumulonimbus clouds means bad weather they bring snow hail and lightning?

So, these are the types of clouds. We hope this will help you in your study it’s my work to give you information now your work starts today to observe the type of cloud

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