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Clouds

Types, Prefixes, Suffixes

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The process responsible for cloud formation is __________ Condensation
Clouds are made of _________ Water droplets, dust and ice crystals
What are the three main types of clouds? Cirrus, Cumulus and Stratus
What are the characteristics of Cumulus Clouds? White and puffy with flat bottoms
What are the characteristics of Cirrus Clouds? Wispy, hairlike and are contain ice crystals
What are the characteristics of Stratus Clouds? Layered or blanket like
What is the elevation of Cumulus clouds? Low to Medium levels of the troposphere
What is the elevation of Cirrus clouds? High up in the troposphere
What is the elevation of Stratus clouds? Low in the troposphere
What do you call a stratus cloud that forms close to ground? Fog
Cirro/Cirrus High elevation/Wispy hairlike
Cumulo Low to middle, White, puffy and flat bottom
Strato Low, layered and blanket like
Nimbus Rain or dark cloud
Alto Middle level
Nimbostratus cloud will be _______ Dark and blanket like
Cumulonimbus cloud will be ________ Really tall puffy dark cloud
Cirrocumulus clouds will be ________ Small puffy clouds with wispy ends high in the troposphere
Altocumulus clouds will be ________ Cumulus clouds in the middle level of the troposphere
Stratocumulus clouds will be ________ Blanket like clouds with puffy tops low in the troposphere
Cirrostratus clouds will be ________ Blanket like clouds high in the troposphere
Altostratus clouds will be _________ Blanket like clouds in the middle level of the troposphere
Created by: thprabhakar