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The clouds

  1. 1. The Clouds A Visual Presentation in Science for Grade Two
  2. 2. The clouds can be classified based upon their heights from the ground. They are classified as cirrus, cumulus, stratus and nimbus. Other kinds of clouds include cirrocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, and cumulonimbus.
  3. 4. <ul><li>These are the highest clouds . </li></ul><ul><li>They are white and feathery . </li></ul><ul><li>They usually mean fair weather . </li></ul><ul><li>They are composed of ice crystals because it is cold at that height. </li></ul>Cirrus Clouds
  4. 5. Stratus Clouds <ul><li>They are one of the two low cloud types, but the most common of all low type clouds. </li></ul><ul><li>They are sheet-like clouds that do not exhibit individual elements. </li></ul><ul><li>They are thick and gray. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not usually extends higher than 5,000 feet above the earth's surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Fog may form from a stratus cloud that touches the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>They rarely produces heavy precipitation. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Cumulus Clouds <ul><li>Cumulus clouds are one of the two low cloud types. </li></ul><ul><li>These are puffy and popcorn-like clouds . </li></ul><ul><li>They develop in a vertical direction. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>These are also high-altitude clouds . </li></ul><ul><li>They got its name from Latin term cirrus which means “ curl of hair ” and cumulus “ heaped .” </li></ul>Cirrocumulus Clouds
  7. 8. Altocumulus Clouds <ul><li>Altocumulus clouds in the morning signal the development of thunderstorms later in the day. </li></ul><ul><li>These are mid-level altitude clouds that are white or gray . </li></ul><ul><li>They form globular masses or rolls in layers . </li></ul><ul><li>They signifies convection. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Altostratus Clouds <ul><li>Altostratus clouds are gray sheet or layer . They are lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually cover the whole sky but you can usually see the sun shining through them. </li></ul><ul><li>They are dangerous on aircrafts because they can cause ice accretion on them or the growing of frozen particles. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Stratocumulus Clouds <ul><li>Stratocumulus clouds are low clouds composed of layers or patches of cloud elements. </li></ul><ul><li>They can form from cumulus clouds becoming more stratiformed. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be rounded, or roll-shaped with flat tops and bases. </li></ul><ul><li>Their colors can be light or dark gray, depending on the size of the water droplets and the amount of sunlight that is passing through them. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Nimbus Clouds <ul><li>They produce precipitation that reaches the ground as rain . </li></ul><ul><li>Nimbus clouds rain-bringing clouds . </li></ul>
  11. 12. Cumulonimbus Clouds <ul><li>Cumulonimbus clouds are involved in thunderstorms and other intense weather. </li></ul><ul><li>Frozen top consisting of ice crystals </li></ul><ul><li>Mushroom in shape </li></ul>
  12. 13. Do you remember? <ul><li>How do you differentiate one type of cloud with other types? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we classify the clouds? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Credits <ul><li>FOR THE IMAGES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Created by : Mark Alcazar