Module 3: What about clouds?

Module 3

Clouds are my favorite structure.


They are so diverse.


And, yet, there is a common meaning to them that links them together. 


Feature image:

Chris Harrison. Clouds. Flickr.

Taken on June 15, 2010. 

Module Structure

The difference between fog and clouds

Fog and clouds develop in different ways.

The darkest layer

Nimbus clouds have dark layers on their underside. 


The more the air, the whiter the cloud

Why are clouds brilliantly white?

Different cloud shapes

Cloud shapes are as variable as the air, the wind, and the water vapor molecules that mix and match in the Troposphere.

The HUGE clouds

The cumulonimbus and the nimbostratus: Lots and lots of water vapor.