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    • What clouds are made of  Water drops  Ice crystals www.google.com/waterdropshttp://weather.thefuntimesguide.com/2009/01/the_snowflake.php
    • How clouds form Small drops of water turn into a gas called water vapor Once the vapor reaches a certain altitude the cold air causes the water droplets to start to stick together.
    • How Clouds Are Named The height at which the cloud is located contributes to the naming. A clouds shape helps decide between the types of clouds.
    • Types of clouds Type 1: High Clouds Type 2: Mid Clouds Type 3: Low Clouds Type 4: Vertically Developed Clouds
    • High Clouds Cirrus Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus
    • Cirrus Look like feathers. First to appear when the skies are clear. Shape and movement of the cloud indicates the strength and speed of the high altitude winds. Don’t produce rain or snow at the Earth’s surface.
    • Cirrocumulus Look like cotton balls unrolled Can appear in rows or Individually Their rippling appearance helps with their identification.
    • Cirrostratus Thin blanket of clouds that covers the sky.  The clouds are so thin that the moon and sun shine through. Form at about 4 miles above the ground Signals rain
    • Picture of High Clouds CirrostratusCirrus Cirrocumulus
    • Mid Clouds Altostratus Altocumulus
    • Altostratus Consists of both water droplets and ice crystals Cover large amounts of the sky “frost” the sky. Small amounts of precipitation  Rain is possible
    • Altocumulus Can be white, grey or both. Looks like bubble (foam) in a hot tub Easy to mix up with high clouds because sometimes the shading is not visible.
    • Picture of Mid Clouds Altocumulus Altostratus
    • Low Clouds Stratus Stratocumulus Nimbostratus
    • Stratus Covers the sky like a blanket on a bed. Form horizontally Considered to be fog when low and close to the ground.
    • Stratocumulus Grey clouds with dark shading Puffy and tall Do not produce rain The clouds instead form after a rain storm
    • Nimbostratus Dark Grey Wet looking clouds  Related to falling rain and snow Allow no sunlight to shine through
    • Picture of Low Clouds StratocumulusStratus Nimbostratus
    • Vertically Developed Clouds Cumulus Cumulonimbus
    • Cumulus Looks similar to cotton wool Have shapes sometimes Clumps of clouds are spaced out allowing the pretty blue sky to shine through. Looks like a rooster.
    • Cumulonimbus Tall Can move into the stratosphere Contains both water droplets and ice crystals Produce different weather conditions Vertical wind can reach high speeds
    • Picture of Vertically Developed CloudsView from Earth. View from satellite. Source: NOAA Source: NASA.
    • Works Cited http://lh4.ggpht.com/-GYksj- EtkGM/TMOjufx_0nI/AAAAAAAAGNI/6jh9WER2Loc/00401516.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/what-are- clouds-k4.html http://www.atmosphere.mpg.de/enid/25q.html Cirrostratus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Close_Cirrostratus_stratiformis.JPG Altocumulus & Altostratus: http://www.colby.edu/cpse/equipment2/highclouds/high.html#Cloud%20 Types:
    • Works Cited Continued Stratus: http://typesofclouds.net/all-about-stratus-clouds/ Stratocumulus: http://www.victoriaweather.ca Nimbostratus: http://cloudobservations.wordpress.com/nimbostratus-clouds/ Rooster Cloud: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=cumulus+cloud+shapes&um=1&hl=en&sa =N&biw=800&bih=528&tbm=isch&tbnid=AhaxEoOnHZEsMM:&imgrefurl=ht tp://weather.thefuntimesguide.com/2009/12/cumulus_clouds.php&docid=vh bp0Y8s7f40FM&imgurl=http://weather.thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/ 004.JPG&w=768&h=1024&ei=e1FMT82SBsL2gAe7y82eAg&zoom=1&iact=hc &vpx=575&vpy=33&dur=384&hovh=164&hovw=134&tx=117&ty=158&sig=107 962997470859274152&page=2&tbnh=164&tbnw=134&start=6&ndsp=9&ved= 1t:429,r:8,s:6 Cirrus Photo: http://www.freepik.com/free-photo/cirrus-clouds-1_35103.htm Cirrocumulus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cirrocumulus_20040830.jpg