Cloud Types and Formation

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worksheet 3

jcameron

2004

Cloud Types and Formation


Click on:
http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/weather/pricloud/index.html

to
answer the following questions.


1.

What does the word ”Cirrus” mean?


2.

Ar
e cirrus clouds low or high?


3.

What are the large clouds that sometimes look like huge puffs of cotton?


4.

What root word tells us that a cloud brings rain?


5.

Which type of cloud usually covers the whole sky and brings gray days?



Click on:
http://www.fi.edu/weather/events/fog.html

to answer the following
questions.


6.

Fog is a _________ based on the ground, rather than in the atmosphere.


7.

Fog forms when there is a lot of ___________ near the ground, or

when the air near
the ground __________ to the dew point.


8.

What is dew point?


9.

If air near the ground cools to this ______________ , water vapor from the air will
become visible as __________ on the ground or _________ in the air.



Click on:
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/dvlp/cnvct.rxml

to answer the following questions.


10.

As the earth is heated by the sun, bubbles of _________ _________ or
____________ r
ise upward from the warm surface.


11.

If a thermal is able to rise high enough to cool to its _____________ _____________
the moisture condenses and becomes visible as a ____________________.


worksheet 3

jcameron

2004



Now click on the blue highlighted hotlink labeled
fair weather
cumulus

or Go to:
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wwhlpr/fair_cumulus.rxml?hret=/guides
/mtr/cld/dvlp/cnvct.rxml


to answer the following qu
estions.


12.

Fair weather cumulus have the appearance of __________ __________ and have a
lifetime of ____________ minutes.


13.

Known for their _________ ___________ and distinct ______________, fair
weather cumulus exhibit only slight ___________ _________
___, with the cloud
tops designating the limit of the rising air.


14.


What can harmless fair weather cumulus clouds develop into? What type of weather
are these clouds associated with?



Now click on the blue highlighted hotlink labeled
cumulonimbus


or G
o to:
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wwhlpr/cumulonimbus.rxml?hret=/guid
es/mtr/cld/dvlp/cnvct.rxml&prv=1

to answer the following ques
tions.


15.

Cumulonimbus clouds (Cb) are much ____________ and more ______________
developed than fair weather cumulus clouds.


16.

They can exist as individual towers or form a line of towers called a ___

_
____

.


17.

What is a squall

line of clouds?


18.

Fueled by vigorous ____________ ______________ (sometimes in excess 50
knots), the tops of cumulonimbus clouds can easily reach ___________________ or
higher.















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jcameron

2004




Click on:
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/clouds/

and fill in the chart below.


List the various cloud type, their description, and the weather that is associated with each.


CLOUD TYPE



DESCRIPTION



WEATHER