About this course
White bubbles, ice, snow, cold breath, and clouds.
What makes them so white? There is a common theme to many of the white colors in water.
Funnily enough, a lot it has to do with air.
Snow, ice, water, cloudss.
ravas51. IMG_2395. Flickr photo-sharing. Taken Feb 5, 2013
This module is about water, both in liquid and frozen state.
The feature image shows the whiteness of water when it is ice, bubbling down a waterfall, and snow.
Frozen ice, snow and waterfall on the Ottauquechee River.
Taken from the Queeche covered bridge, Jan 2020.
Fog with its ghostly cold fingers.
If fog is made of water droplets. How is it so murky?
Because the defining characteristic for fog is not liquid water, but water vapor.
tracyshaun. blanket of fog pouring over the headlands.
Flickr photo-sharing. Taken Oct 29, 2008.
Clouds are my favorite structure.
They are so diverse.
And, yet, there is a common meaning to them that links them together.
Chris Harrison. Clouds. Flickr.
Taken on June 15, 2010.
Fog and clouds develop in different ways.
Nimbus clouds have dark layers on their underside.
Why are clouds brilliantly white?
Cloud shapes are as variable as the air, the wind, and the water vapor molecules that mix and match in the Troposphere.
The cumulonimbus and the nimbostratus: Lots and lots of water vapor.
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