1.4 Clouds and Precipitation Ch10 L5

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1.4 Clouds and Precipitation Ch10 L5

  1. 1. Clouds & Precipitation Notes/Vocabulary pgs. D44-D46 Chapter 10 Lesson 5
  2. 2. How do clouds form? <ul><li>when warm air & cold air meet, cold air pushes up the warm air and a cloud can form </li></ul><ul><li>when air rises and cools, the water vapor in the air condenses into tiny water droplets and forms a cloud </li></ul><ul><li>If the temperature is below the freezing point, a cloud will form out of tiny ice crystals </li></ul><ul><li>In order for water vapor to condense, it must have something to attach to. Do you know what that something is? (answer on the next slide) </li></ul>
  3. 3. dust
  4. 4. 1. stratus clouds <ul><li>A cloud that forms a blanket-like layer </li></ul><ul><li>Stratus: It's Latin for &quot;covering&quot; or &quot;blanket.&quot;  Stratus clouds look like a flat blanket in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>When there is an overcast the entire sky is covered in clouds. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. cumulus clouds <ul><li>a puffy cloud that appears to rise up from a flat bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulus: In Latin, this means &quot;heap.&quot;  Cumulus clouds look like a heap of cotton balls or whipped cream. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. cirrus clouds <ul><li>a high altitude cloud with a featherlike shape, made of ice crystals </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrus: It's Latin for &quot;curl.&quot;  Cirrus clouds look like curls of white hair. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4. Nimbo or nimbus <ul><li>prefix or suffix added to the name of a cloud that means precipitaion came from it </li></ul><ul><li>Nimbo or nimbus might be used with cumulus or stratus to indicate a cloud formation that is producing rain. These clouds could be either cumulonimbus which would be a puffy, vertically-rising rain cloud or nimbostratus which would be a sheet or flat-looking rain cloud. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. fog <ul><li>a cloud at ground level </li></ul>
  9. 9. 6. precipitation <ul><li>any form of water particles that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground </li></ul><ul><li>hail forms in tall clouds </li></ul>**check out this website after reading pgs. D40-D49** http:// teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/index.htm Click on “Observe” and then see if you can pass the quiz.
  10. 10. 7. transpiration <ul><li>process where leaves release water vapor into the air </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cloud Game **Play the cloud game** http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/dondero/msm/weather/game.html

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