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Clouds

  1. 1. W do y know about clouds? hat ou  What are some of the different types of clouds?  What are clouds made of?  How do you think clouds form?
  2. 2. Types of Clouds There are many different types of clouds in the sky. There are some that are more common to see than others.
  3. 3. Stratus Clouds •Stratus clouds are grayish clouds that often cover the entire sky. • They resemble fog that does not reach the ground. •Do we see these types of clouds in the sky?
  4. 4. Stratus Clouds continued  Usually no rain drops falls from stratus clouds.  It may only be a mist or a drizzle.
  5. 5. Cirrus Clouds • Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds blown by high winds into long streamers. Cirrus clouds move across the sky from west to east. They generally mean we will have fair to pleasant weather. Have you seen these clouds?
  6. 6. Cirrostratus Clouds • Cirrostratus clouds are thin, sheet like high clouds that often cover the entire sky. •They are so thin that the sun and moon can be seen through them. •Have you seen these clouds?
  7. 7. Cum ulus Clouds Cumulus clouds are puffy clouds that sometimes look like pieces of floating cotton. The base of each cloud is often flat and above the ground. The top of the cloud has rounded towers. Sometimes they can form shapes we can see, like a hand, or bird.
  8. 8. Cum ulus Clouds  When the top of the cumulus resembles the head of a cauliflower, they can develop into a giant cloud, which is a thunderstorm cloud.  Here are some examples of cumulus thunderstorm clouds:
  9. 9. Cumulus Clouds Continued…  A lot of energy are released by the water vapor within the thunderstorm cloud.  Lightning, thunder, and even tornadoes are formed from these clouds.
  10. 10. What is the cloud? Stratus Cloud Cumulus Cloud Cirrostratus Cloud Cirrus Cloud
  11. 11. What is the Cloud? Stratus Cloud Cumulus Cloud Cirrostratus Cloud Cirrus Cloud
  12. 12. What is the Cloud? Stratus Cloud Cumulus Cloud Cirrostratus Cloud Cirrus Cloud
  13. 13. What is the Cloud? Stratus Cloud Cumulus Cloud Cirrostratus Cloud Cirrus Cloud
  14. 14. Clouds Glossary • Stratus clouds are grayish clouds that often cover the entire sky and resemble fog. • Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds blown by high winds into long streamers and move across the sky from west to east. • Cirrostratus clouds are thin, sheet like high clouds that often cover the entire sky and the sun and moon can be seen through them. • Cumulus clouds are puffy clouds that sometimes look like pieces of floating cotton.

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