by Samantha Rouse

Types of Clouds

There are many types of clouds. A few are cumulus, stratus and cirrus. Cumulus clouds are puffy and bring fair weather. Stratus are low smooth sheets or layers. And cirrus are thin wispy clouds.

Cloud families


High clouds are above 6 kilometers. Middle clouds are about between 2 and 6 kilometers. Low clouds are usually below 2 kilometers. And clouds of vertical development grow upward from low bases to 15 kilometers

Fog and Dew

Fog is a cloud on the ground. Dew usually originates from terrestrial radiation.