Clouds

The 3 Major Cloud Formations

Cirriform

Stratiform

Cumuliform

Cirriform

These clouds are thin, wispy, and are composed of ice crystals rather than water droplets. They usually bring windy weather. Cirriform clouds are high clouds.

Stratiform

Clouds that are grayish in color, they cover most or all of the sky, rarely are they broken in individual clouds.

Cumuliform

Clouds that are massive and rounded usually with a flat base and limited horizontal extent but often billowing upward to great heights.

FOG!

There are 4 different kinds of fog. Radiation Fog is the result of the ground losing heat through radiation, usually at night. Advection Fog is when warm, moist air moves horizontally over a cold surface, such as snow-covered ground or a cold ocean current. Upslope Fog is created by adiabatic cooling when humid air climbs a topographic slope. Evaporation Fog is when water vapor is added to cold air that is already near saturation.
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