There is little vertical motion of the air, so the clouds form in place and have a flat bottom AND top. Both types have “flat” bottoms though, formed through the process discussed above. Its all about condensation and yes clouds can be on the ground.
Yet another question we ran across in our research was “Can clouds fall to the ground?”.
A cloud doesn’t usually FALL to the ground (unless you count rain, which isn’t really a cloud anymore, but it is the water FROM the cloud). But it is very common for a cloud to FORM on the ground, and it is called fog.
Is it dangerous to be inside a cloud?
If you’ve ever been in fog you’ve been inside a cloud. Clouds of other materials such as smoke can be very dangerous to breathe. Clouds of pyroclastic flow are probably one of the more lethal things occurring in nature. See the story of Pompeii for a vivid example.
When we were researching we ran into the inquiry “Do clouds move as the air moves?”.
Effectively, clouds move as the air moves. The only difference is that you can see clouds. Now, when conditions are such that the water droplets start to grow and/or combine, they become big enough that their gravitational pull becomes significant, compared to air resistance, and that droplet will fall to the ground.
Yet another inquiry we ran across in our research was “Can you feel clouds on a mountain?”.
To some extent, clouds are basically watery vapor form that can be found anywhere above the ground surface, you don’t have to be on a mountain to feel the clouds; they can be found in the low altitudes too. But they cannot be found as dew drops.
Does a cloud use energy?
Fortunately, while the cloud does consume significant electricity and, as a result, produce a small chunk of the world’s emissions, it can also be more energy efficient than on-site IT and data storage. How much power does AWS use?
With benefits like generous compensation, the ability to work remotely, and much more, cloud engineering is an attractive career for IT professionals looking to make a career change, as well as newcomers breaking into the field.
While previous studies of energy consumption in cloud computing have focused only on the energy consumed in the data center, the researchers found that transporting data between data centers and home computers can consume even larger amounts of energy than storing it.
The major force behind the improving efficiency is the shift to cloud computing. In the cloud model, businesses and individuals consume computing over the internet as services, from raw calculation and data storage to search and social networks.
This of course begs the question “What are the most in-demand jobs in cloud computing?”
It’s no surprise that interest in cloud computing careers is growing alongside this trend. In 2019, cloud engineering was named one of the most in-demand tech jobs of the year by Tech, and republic.
How can we get the Cloud right for the energy transition?
As with many aspects of our energy transition, getting the cloud right will also require that all stakeholders — technology providers, grid operators and utilities — engage, communicate and collaborate with each other.
The cloud is a critical part of our business, used to store and process all the data from the water heaters we control, transmitted through a private cellular network. In other words, we are part of the larger universe of distributed energy resources (DERs).
Can cloud engineers work remotely?
In 2019, cloud engineering was named one of the most in-demand tech jobs of the year by Tech, and republic. With benefits like generous compensation, the ability to work remotely, and much more, cloud engineering is an attractive career for IT professionals looking to make a career change, as well as newcomers breaking into the field.
#2 Customer support: most all customer support jobs can be remote. Because you do most of your communication via email or phone. It’s only when you do onsite customer support, you can’t work remotely. But a lot of times, the engineer who provides this support can work from home until they’re called upon.
This begs the inquiry “Which engineering jobs can you do remotely?”
Some fields still remain more amenable to remote work than others. Software engineers do well as long as they have a computer and internet access. These are the most common remote engineering jobs currently being advertised online.