# Are clouds real?

Yes, ‘Clouds’ is based on a true story. It is inspired by the book ‘Clouds: A Memoir,’ written by Laura Sobiech about her son’s battle with cancer. She had started writing a blog years ago when Zach was diagnosed, as a way to keep people updated on his treatment.

“Clouds” is based on the book “Clouds: A Memoir ” written by Zach’s mom, Laura Sobiech. Laura wrote the book in just 12 weeks, shortly after Zach passed away on May 20, 2013.

A inquiry we ran across in our research was “Are clouds big?”.

The droplets in clouds are big compared to the wavelength of light, so all wavelengths scatter the same. It’s a different story for the scattering of light from molecules of air in the atmosphere. These are much tinier than the wavelength of light, so blue light scatters much more than red. So the sky is blue and sunsets are red.

If this same cloud is one vertical fist by 1 horizontal fist across, then the cloud’s dimensions are both cloud dimensions, height and width = 11 deg. * 1.3 miles/ 57.3 deg.=.25 miles. In this case, the cumulus cloud would be around 1.3 miles away from you and 0.25 miles both high and in width.

## What do the clouds look like in this real-time dataset?

This real-time dataset is shaded on a gray scale, meaning that the lowest clouds are a very light gray and the highest clouds are bright white. The “Blue Marble” is the background image for this dataset. Data for this visualization is available for the past thirty days.

## Can clouds move?

Yes, clouds move with the wind. The wind that passes through the shadows has a primary role in the effect of the cloud movement. That is why you will notice that a cloud moves fast as the wind in the atmosphere.

High pressure and low pressure areas in the atmosphere move clouds and weather from one area to another. For a very basic answer, the atmosphere moves with the earth and the clouds move in the atmosphere. The earth is spinning and moving around the sun in space, but clouds move because of wind at higher altitudes. They both move.

This of course begs the inquiry “Do clouds move and if so how fast?”

One answer is Clouds move anywhere from 30 to 40 mph in a thunderstorm to over 100 mph when caught in a jet stream. Cloud speed varies depending on weather, altitude, the type of cloud and other factors. High cirrus clouds, the clouds that get caught in jet streams, are the fastest. Clouds move according to wind patterns, which change depending on the level of atmosphere.

, and both. The earth is moving constantly, while at the same time, the clouds are moved by wind, temperature, and pressure. So both move at the same time, while our heads spin at trying to understand the world.

The next thing we wanted the answer to was do clouds move or is the Earth just rotating?

The earth is rotating, and clouds move . When clouds are moving from west to east – as they most often do in the mid-latitudes – they are outpacing the rotation of the earth!

## Can clouds form rows in the sky?

While I was researching we ran into the query “Why can’t we see clouds?”.

Here is what we learned. next time, you’ll be able to correct them. While it’s true that clouds contain water, they actually aren’t made of water vapor. If they were, you wouldn’t be able to see them. The water that makes up clouds is in liquid or ice form.

Another popular query is “How high do clouds appear in the sky?”.

Others are mid-level—including altocumulus, nimbostratus, and altostratus—and appear between 6,500 and 20,000 feet. The cloud forms that appear highest in the sky are cirrus, cirrocumulus, and cirrostratus, and they appear above 20,000 feet.

## What are clouds made of?

This article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades K-4) series. A cloud is made of water drops or ice crystals floating in the sky. There are many kinds of clouds. Clouds are an important part of Earth’s weather.

What makes up a cloud?

The water that makes up clouds is in liquid or ice form. The air around us is partially made up of invisible water vapor. It’s only when that water vapor cools and condenses into liquid water droplets or solid ice crystals that visible clouds form. A cloud on a sunny, fair-weather day.