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Lesson Plan on Clouds - Cloud Types

Cloud Types

© Wendy Russell

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    High Clouds

    • Base starts at 5,000 meters (16,500 feet)
    • Three types - Cirrus, Cirrostratus, and Cirrocumulus clouds
    • Wispy or transparent in appearance allowing sunlight through
    • Composed of ice crystals

    Middle Clouds

    • Base starts at 2,000 to 5,000 meters (6,500 to 16,500 feet)
    • Two types - Altostratus and Altocumulus clouds
    • Often appear as rolling or wavy gray layers
    • Composed of water droplets

    Low Clouds

    • Base start from near Earth's surface to 2,000 meters (6,500 feet)
    • Three types - Stratus, Stratocumulus, and Cumulus clouds
    • Thin, gray flat clouds that often bring drizzle and snow (Stratus) or white, puffy, fair weather cauliflower clouds (Cumulus)
    • When stratus clouds reach the ground they are called fog

    Vertical Clouds

    • These clouds can form at any height
    • Two types - Nimbostratus and Cumulonimbus clouds
    • Dark colored storm clouds that usually produce precipitation
    • Cloud tops rise far above their bases due to rising warm air currents

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