So, let's get on with the facts;
- Yesterday I talked about the different main types of clouds that there are , Cumulus, Cirrus and Stratus. They are named appropriately as you can see in the facts below but before that I will remind you that Cumulus are the Cotton in the sky, Cirrus are the short, wispy ones and Stratus are the large, featureless ones.
- As I said in my last post, all planets with an atmosphere have clouds. I also said that Venus has clouds of Sulphur Dioxide, well, it turns out that both Jupiter and Saturn have clouds of ammonia or NH3.
- A good way to tell what the weather will be is by looking for any white Cirrus clouds. If you see one it means that there won't be any rain or snow.
- In my last post on clouds I didn't mention what Earth's clouds were made up of. Most people will probably know this but clouds are made up of water.
- There is something called the water cycle which is how it rains and how clouds are formed it goes like this:
- A: Evaporation, the water heats up and floats into the atmosphere B: Evapotranspiration, the water from soil and plants goes into the atmosphere C: Condensation, the water vapour created in the previous stages liquefies and turns into rain or snow depending on the temperature. You can see a NASA video on this below:
- Have you ever hated working days? Well now you have a good reason to! Working days cause more clouds because of different gas-creators such as cars and trucks. These clouds then cause rain which can put a dampener (get it?) on your weekend.
Here are some links to some more information:
Hope you enjoyed,