The Mystery of the Cloud Formation and its Revolution

Whenever it is sunny, rainy, windy, or even cloudy, having a close observation on our natural environment and the cloud look, we find the look of places change as well. Take for an instance, on very sunny days, the environs are all naturally bight, and in other weather conditions, they blend with the cloud effect. From time unknown to us till this point
, we have up look up the sky hundreds of times, sometimes we are drawn by the sight of a moving craft, a strange cloud form, or even the radiant rainbow.

As little teens, we were taught to know and believe that the sky is blue. But as we advanced in academics and technology, we found that the cloud up above which shelters the earth possess different formations, colors and form.

Those sky up there are made up of different clouds form. The thick clouds are called the cumulus and stratus. The absorbs incoming solar isolation during the day hours, and during the night hours, they enclose outgoing radiant heat of the earth. With the aid of the cloud, the condensation of water in the atmosphere is made possible. Hereby, tiny water vapors and droplets in forms of rain or snow are suspended in the high sky, floating as cloud. They are approximately about  <0.01mm and 0.00005 inches in radius.
All cloud forms has different forms, classification, and respective names. Let have a cross examination of them below.

The classifications of the cloud involves the combination of its forms, heights, density and appearance.

-The High Clouds: They are mainly cirrus cloud, abbreviated for Ci. All clouds in this category are about 20,000 to 40,000 feet above ground level.
Cirrus: This cloud has a fibrous look and appears like wisps up in the sky. They are abbreviated for Ci. It is easily spotted for its bright and brilliant look.
Cirrocumulus: This type of cloud appears as white globular masses in the sky. They are abbreviated for Cc.
Cirrostratus: It so resembles a thin white sheet, and more still, it is so light weight and transparent. It influences the sky with a milky look when present. They are abbreviated for Cs.

-The Medium Clouds: They are mainly alto cloud, abbreviated for alt. All clouds in this category are about 7000 to 20,000 feet above ground level.
Alto cumulus: This type of clouds are in layers, and have a wavy look up in the sky. They normally signifies a fine weather. They are abbreviated for Al-Cu.
Alto stratus: This type of cloud are known to be denser and have a watery look. They are fibrous and the sun faintly through them. They are abbreviated for Alt-St.

-The Low Clouds: These types of clouds are mainly stratus. They are very light and look almost transparent. They are approximately 7,000 feet above ground level.
Stratocumulus: These types of clouds are usually rough clouds with a very distinct wavy look. It bright area contract from its shaded areas. They are abbreviated for St-Cu.
Stratus: These clouds are very low. They are gray and thick appearing like a fog. It incurs dull weather dull weather with light drizzles. It imposes danger to Pilot because it reduces flight clarity. It is abbreviated for St.
Nimbostratus: This is a dull and dark cloud with specified layers. They are also called the “ rain clouds”. They are responsible for continuous rainfall and drizzles. It is abbreviated for Ni-St.

-Clouds with Great Vertical Extent: They have no definite height and they are mostly cumulus. There height from ground level is about 2,000 feet to 30,000 feet.
Cumulus: This is a horizontal based cloud with rounds top and associated with uprising convectional currents.
Cumulonimbus: This tremendous clouds extends from about 2,000 to 30,000 feet above ground level. It fantastic shapes and forms makes it stands distinct. It is often displayed during noon, and nick named “thunder cloud”. This associated name is as a result of its convectional rainy pattern, involving lighting and thunder.

The combinations and in mixing collusion of these clouds produce the display of different lovely, similar and mysterious forms in tin the sky. A thanks to the cloud ability of not being solid as it look, because that would hinder craft flight and cause quick global warming pollution.
So why not try looking up the sky, to text your skill in differentiating them. Probably, you could be a nice weather forecaster.

1 comment

Jessica said...

Really nice article. I have to re-read this o.

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