Clouds

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[29 April 2015]
[15 March 2017]
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Activities

Cloud types
  1. complete the following table to show the different cloud types, the level at which you find them and a weather prediction for that type of cloud.
Cloud nameCloud levelWeather prediction
Cirrus
Cirrocumulus
Altocumulus
Altostratus
Cumulonimbus
Cumulus
Stratocumulus
Nimbostratus
  1. Use Google Image Search to find a photograph illustrating each of the cloud types mentioned in the table above.
  2. What are clouds?
  3. Describe the four main ways in which clouds form.
  4. What is the process of convection?
  5. How does convection form clouds?
  6. What are Orographic Clouds?
  7. What is a weather front?
  8. How does a cold front cause clouds to form?
  9. How does a warm front cause clouds to form?
  1. Describe how cloud cover is measured.
Review

Review

[15 March 2017]