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  1. Clouds What are the types of clouds?

  2. Cloud Shape • Cumulus-Means heap or mass (these are clumps of clouds) • Stratus-Means spread out or layer (ex. Stratified rock or a stratocaster guitar) • Cirrus-Wispy or feathery (made of ice crystals, like a curl of hair)

  3. Cloud Altitude • Alto-High or Spanish for tall • Cirro- (Not cirrus) very high or Spanish for hill • Nimbus or Nimbo-means rain

  4. How to Name Clouds • Combine the types of clouds • Ex. Nimbostratus • Layered rain cloud • Ex. Altocirrus • High wispy clouds • Cumilonimbus • Mass of rain clouds

  5. Visuals • Site on cloud types • http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml • Site on cloud formation http://www.vivoscuola.it/us/rsigpp3202/umidita/lezioni/form.htm

  6. Visuals • Picture of a rain drop forming • http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Aerosol/before/aerosol_climate4.html