HOW CLOUDS ARE FORMED Clouds are formed when water evaporates into the sky. This vapor rises into the sky and that is what causes clouds to form.
TYPES OF CLOUDS There are very many types of clouds. They are sorted into three levels. Low level, Mid level, and High level.
CUMULUS A cumulus is a low level puffy cloud. It is a cotton like cloud that is big, puffy, and white. It is a sign of good weather you will usually see it in the summer time. It looks like this.
FOG Fog is considered a low level cloud as well. Fog forms on the ground in cities. It is formed the same way as other clouds. It looks like this.
Alto cumulus clouds are found in the mid level inbetween 2000-6000 meters. These mid levelclouds are mostly just water droplets. Theseclouds are just like cumulus clouds except higherup in the sky.
ALTO STRATUS Alto Stratus clouds are mid level clouds. They are just like a big blanket of cloud. These clouds are usually grey but can be white They look like this.
CIRRUS Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy clouds. Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals. They are usually a sign of fair weather and point the direction of the wind. This is what they look like.
INTERESTING FACTS A cloud is a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air. Clouds can contain millions of tons of water. Other planets in our Solar System have clouds. Venus has thick clouds of sulfur-dioxide. If we didn’t have any clouds there would be no rain, hail, or snow.