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What are Clouds, and How do They Form?

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☁️ Demystifying Cloud Formation 🌦️

Have you ever wondered what clouds are made of and how they come to be? This fascinating article unveils the secrets behind cloud formation, making a complex process easy to understand. ☁️

What Are Clouds Made Of? 💧

Although clouds may appear as masses of gas, they are, in fact, composed of countless tiny drops of liquid water or ice crystals. These minuscule droplets create the spectacular formations we see in the sky.

The process of cloud formation begins with the sun’s warmth radiating onto the Earth’s surface. This sunlight causes the air at ground level to rise, taking with it water vapor. As this vapor ascends, it cools, leading to the crucial stage of cloud formation.

The Birth of a Cloud 🌬️

As the water vapor cools and ascends, it encounters tiny particles suspended in the air, known as condensation nuclei. These nuclei often contain aerosols like salt and dust. When the water vapor encounters these nuclei, it adheres to them, forming the foundation for cloud droplets.

As the vapor continues its ascent, it combines with numerous nuclei, and eventually, a cloud droplet is born. These droplets are remarkably small, with a cubic meter of air holding a staggering 100 million of them. However, when they converge to form a cumulus cloud, they can accumulate a weight equivalent to approximately 100 elephants, or roughly 500 tonnes!

The Magic of Clouds 🪄

These individual water droplets are so tiny and dispersed that they linger in the sky as a cloud. Sometimes, these droplets merge and grow into larger drops or ice crystals. When they reach a certain size and weight, they begin their descent to the ground as precipitation, such as rain or snow.

This article, accompanied by our YouTube video, unravels the enchanting phenomenon of cloud formation. Whether you’re a weather enthusiast or simply curious about the world above, understanding the science behind clouds adds a layer of awe to your everyday skyward glances. ⛅🌍


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00:00 –  @chrvoje_engineering  INTRO
00:13 – Process of Cloud Formation
00:34 – How Cloud Droplet is Formed
00:48 – Interesting facts about
01:08 – How is Rain Formed
01:20 –  @chrvoje_engineering  END

🌐Reference Sources:

[1] Internet of Things
[2] How do clouds form? – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q87Ekar3emA&t=11s”>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q87Ekar3emA&amp;t=11s
[3] How do clouds form? – <a href=”https://climatekids.nasa.gov/cloud-formation/”>https://climatekids.nasa.gov/cloud-formation/

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