Clouds Junhel C. Dalanon, DMD, MAT SNSCLC – Minglanilla Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines 6046
Clouds <ul><li>Particles of liquid water that are suspended in the air </li></ul><ul><li>Major Types: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Types of Clouds <ul><li>Cirrus </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrocumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Altocumulus </li...
Cirrus Clouds <ul><li>Highest clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Thin </li></ul><ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><li>Wispy </li></ul><ul>...
Cumulus Clouds <ul><li>Condensed moisture of rising air currents </li></ul><ul><li>Large </li></ul><ul><li>Puffy </li></ul...
Cirrocumulus <ul><li>Visible as patches of cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Groups or lines </li></ul>
Altocumulus <ul><li>White or gray patch </li></ul><ul><li>Roundish structure </li></ul>
Stratocumulus <ul><li>Big </li></ul><ul><li>Round </li></ul><ul><li>Soft appearance </li></ul>
Cumulonimbus <ul><li>Associated with thunderstorms </li></ul><ul><li>Flat tops </li></ul><ul><li>Resembling a cauliflower ...
Altostratus <ul><li>Streaked appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Gray to bluish color </li></ul>
Nimbostratus <ul><li>Dark, gray clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanied by rains </li></ul>
What is responsible for their forms? <ul><li>Varying air </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture conditions </li></ul>
Prefix Meanings <ul><li>Nimbus – dark rain clouds; associated with precipitation </li></ul><ul><li>Alto – from 2-6 kilomet...
Rain <ul><li>Most common precipitate </li></ul><ul><li>Clouds are the source of rain </li></ul><ul><li>Measured by rain ga...
Cloud Seeding <ul><li>Stimulates artificial rain </li></ul><ul><li>Spraying clouds with dry ice or silver iodide crystals ...
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Clouds

  1. 1. Clouds Junhel C. Dalanon, DMD, MAT SNSCLC – Minglanilla Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines 6046
  2. 2. Clouds <ul><li>Particles of liquid water that are suspended in the air </li></ul><ul><li>Major Types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cirrus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumulus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stratus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nimbus </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Clouds <ul><li>Cirrus </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrocumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Altocumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Stratocumulus </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulonimbus </li></ul><ul><li>Altostratus </li></ul><ul><li>Nimbustratus </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cirrus Clouds <ul><li>Highest clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Thin </li></ul><ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><li>Wispy </li></ul><ul><li>Made of Ice Crystals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cumulus Clouds <ul><li>Condensed moisture of rising air currents </li></ul><ul><li>Large </li></ul><ul><li>Puffy </li></ul><ul><li>Associated with fair weather </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cirrocumulus <ul><li>Visible as patches of cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Groups or lines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Altocumulus <ul><li>White or gray patch </li></ul><ul><li>Roundish structure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stratocumulus <ul><li>Big </li></ul><ul><li>Round </li></ul><ul><li>Soft appearance </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cumulonimbus <ul><li>Associated with thunderstorms </li></ul><ul><li>Flat tops </li></ul><ul><li>Resembling a cauliflower </li></ul>
  10. 10. Altostratus <ul><li>Streaked appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Gray to bluish color </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nimbostratus <ul><li>Dark, gray clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanied by rains </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is responsible for their forms? <ul><li>Varying air </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture conditions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Prefix Meanings <ul><li>Nimbus – dark rain clouds; associated with precipitation </li></ul><ul><li>Alto – from 2-6 kilometers above earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><li>Cirro – if distance is more than 6 kilometers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rain <ul><li>Most common precipitate </li></ul><ul><li>Clouds are the source of rain </li></ul><ul><li>Measured by rain gauge </li></ul><ul><li>Formed at temperatures above freezing point </li></ul><ul><li>Drizzle – formed if rain is very light; barely touches the ground </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cloud Seeding <ul><li>Stimulates artificial rain </li></ul><ul><li>Spraying clouds with dry ice or silver iodide crystals to hasten condensation </li></ul><ul><li>Burning silver iodide mixtures from burners on the ground is the most effective method </li></ul><ul><li>Importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce artificial rain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispersing super cooled fog at airports </li></ul></ul>

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