Everyday our atmosphere changes. It happens so often that beautiful cloud formations are often missed. What causes these clouds we see above us? The water cycle and Cloud formations and types depend on each other for survival. Without clouds in our atmosphere, life as we know it on Earth would not be the same.clouds in our atmosphere
There are many different kinds of cloud formations. The difference between them are often easily identified by just looking at their physical characteristics such as color, shape and size. Out of all the cloud formations possible, there are two types in particular that are seemingly identifiable among common knowledge; stratus and cirrus. Stratus clouds are uniform grayish clouds that often cover the entire sky. They resemble fog that does not reach the ground. Usually no precipitation falls from stratus clouds, but sometimes they may drizzle. When a thick fog "lifts," the resulting clouds are low stratus (Cloud Types!). Stratus clouds are often times viewed as bad weather ahead. Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds blown by high winds into long streamers. They are considered "high clouds" forming above 6000 m (20,000 ft). Cirrus clouds usually move across the sky from west to east. They generally mean fair to pleasant weather (Cloud Types!). On a nice day one would be pleased to see cirrus clouds reassuring them that the weather will remain wonderful.
The different types of clouds ranging at different altitudes
Cloud formations play a crucial role in weather. Clouds can give one an idea whether or not it is going to rain depending on the color and how many there are in the sky. Scattered white cumulus clusters sailing across a field of blue promise a dry summer afternoon. Massive dark thunderheads portend crop-damaging wind and rain. A blanket of light gray signals a temperate winter's night. (Climatology) Clouds are what Meteorologists use to predict the weather on the daily to come up with forecasts with a greater accuracy than ever before. On a sunny day it takes much longer for water to evaporate because there are fewer clouds in the sky for the water to evaporate into.
Storm clouds ahead!
Without cloud formations not only would predicting the weather be a hassle, it would be impossible. Clouds are vital to the water cycle process, equivalent to being part of a team. They need each other to work properly. The different types of clouds affect the weather differently and without the constant change our seasons would be at a standstill. Clouds are an important part of our atmosphere and without them fueling the water cycle life as we know it would not be able to exist. Clouds affect temperature range and reflect light.
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