Alto-stratus: Thin sheets of grey or blue coloured clouds in uniform appearance, consisting of frozen water droplets. Alto-cumulus: clouds fitted closely together in parallel bands, called as ‘Sheep clouds’ or wool pack clouds. Nimbo stratus: These are clouds of dark colour very close to the ground surface associated with rain, snow or sleet.
What are clouds and how do they form?
Waterspouts are in some ways like the tornadoes that form over land. But where tornadoes are associated with huge supercell thunderstorms, waterspouts can form during smaller storms or even just showers or the presence of the right kind of clouds. Read more: Tornadoes in Australia? They’re more common than you think How do waterspouts form?
The next thing we wanted the answer to was, what are clouds and how they form?
They are spectacular but short lived or even just showers or the presence of the right kind of clouds. Waterspouts can form when winds blowing in two different directions run into each.
Another inquiry we ran across in our research was “How do clouds typically form?”.
The four main ways that clouds can form are: Surface Heating. Mountains and Terrain. Weather Fronts (cold or warm)
What are the three ways clouds form?
They can often be found in the following forms: Actinoform, which resembles a leaf or a spoked wheel. Closed cell, which is cloudy in the center and clear on the edges, similar to a filled honeycomb. Open cell, which resembles an empty honeycomb, with clouds around the edges and clear, open space in the middle.
Once these ingredients are in place, they follow this process to form a cloud: Change Water Vapor into Liquid Water Although we can’t see it, the first ingredient — water — is always present in the atmosphere as water vapor (a gas). Give Water Something to Sit on (Nuclei) In able for water droplets to form cloud droplets, they must have something—some surface—to condense on.
These particles are called condensation nuclei. Eventually, enough water vapor will condense upon condensation nuclei to form acloud. The four main ways that clouds can form are: Surface Heating. Mountains and Terrain.