Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cumulus clouds appear as large puff balls floating around in the sky. In flat land areas they are seen most often near the tree tops and at a point where earth and sky meet. Without question, they 're a wonderful sight for those who stand...
Characteristics of Cumulonimbus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
The word cumulonimbus is a combination of two Latin words "Cumulo" meaning puffy, and "nimbus" meaning dark. Cumulonimbus clouds (abbreviated "Cb") is a tall and dense cloud, formed due to atmospheric instability, and which precipitates thunderstorms and other intense weather.Cumulonimbus clouds do not fall...
Characteristics of cirrus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
Cirrus clouds (abbreviated "Ci") are thin, wispy clouds that usually form in the upper stratosphere, at a height of 18,000 feet (6000 meters) above sea level and at temperatures in the range of -20 to -30 degree centigrade (-4 to -22 Fahrenheit). They occur...
Characteristics of Cirrocumulus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
The system of classifying clouds into various types bases itself the height of the cloud base and on the appearance of the cloud as seen by an observer from the ground. Clouds that form in high altitudes usually evolve out of cirrus clouds, and have...
Characteristics of Altocumulus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
The term Altocumulus is a combination of two Latin words "Alto," a derivation of "Atlas", meaning "middle" and "cumulus," meaning "mass" or "heap". As the name suggests, altocumulus clouds are middle range clouds that form at an altitude of 6500 to 20000 feet...
Characteristics of cirrus clouds
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cirrus clouds take on many shapes and often have tails - mare's tails - and often appear as great delights when the evening sun shines through them with its red and yellowish hues. Sometimes they even appear scalloped. This look is formed when very...
The history of forecasting the weather
By: S.C. Kleinhans
Meteorologists were not living on this planet at the very beginning of its existence. Computers and electricity were certainly not available during the Middle Ages. Weather forecasting history would have to wait an exceptionally long time until well-educated men and women could play around with...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Passion Whylie
Can't wait for summer! How many times during the harsh winter months do you hear sonmeone say that? The weather conditions can very well control your mental health. This may sound strange but it is true. It's summer! The sun is shining through your windows...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
Cumulus means "heap" or "pile" in Latin, and true to its etymology, these clouds resemble puffs of cotton scattered over the skies. They start forming from an altitude of 1000 meters (330 feet) above sea level and develop vertically, appearing as rising mounds, domes, or...
Defining El Nino
By: Monica Chalmers
El Nino occurs in the tropical Pacific approximately every three to seven years. El Nino is basically described as a warming in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. The increase of temperature is caused by winds pushing the surface water from near Asia and Australia...

 

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