-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

What Are Clouds Continued

What Are Clouds Continued - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Clouds Continued | Weather | Cirrus | Cumulus | Stratus | Wind

The three differences in high, medium and low clouds are:

  • High clouds are curly looking and made of ice.
  • Medium clouds usually look like huge puffs of cotton. These are the clouds that you can see animals and other objects in.
  • Lower clouds are usually stretched out or layered and cover the entire sky. When rain falls from them, they're called nimbostratus clouds.

There's a lot more to know about clouds but these are the basics. Mad Scientist has put together a few sites that will put you on cloud nine. You'll find them at the bottom of this article.

Did You Know...?

1Clouds fly higher during the day than during the night.
1Pink mother-of-pearl clouds can be found very high (about 80,000 ft or 24 kms.) These clouds are very thin and can usually be seen before sunrise or after sunset. The clouds are lit by the Sun, which is below the horizon.
1The winds inside cumulonimbus clouds can reach a speed of 124 miles per hour (201 kms) - about as fast as most express trains.
1Sunbeams that shine down through clouds are called crepuscular rays.

Mad Scientist's Top Five Sites:

spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/ - A fun site that's easy to understand.
www.wrh.noaa.gov -How clouds got their name.
www.gfdl.noaa.gov/ - Some general information on clouds.

your cloudy day stories. What have you seen in the clouds?

Related Stories:

 

3 Comments

Related Stories

Australia has been hit by yet another natural disaster as floods swamped parts of the south east ...
Micro_snowflakes-micro
Snow isn't that mysterious. It's white and cold, right? But do you even know what snowflakes are ...
Micro_cumulonimbus-clouds-micro
Forget what the weatherman has to say. He's never right anyways. You can predict the weather on y...
F1134610872140

Ever Been Stuck in a Blizzard?

  • Yeah, I seem to get stuck in one every year.
  • I've been in one blizzard before.
  • No, it never snows that much where I live.
  • I've never actually seen snow before.

Random In The Forums

wat12IF
wat12IF posted in General:
M
reply about 1 hour
Hoellu
Hoellu posted in Debating:
"CobaltBlue" wrote:Aren't there technically 4 genders? Male, female, both, & neither?Wow.. I don't know anyone who is both, but maybe there is someone. I hadn't thought about it.. 
reply about 1 hour
Arenl
Arenl posted in General:
A
reply about 3 hours
unicornsrule626
"Wooper1255" wrote:When I was about to take a shower, and then I realized I still had my glasses on and I'm like, "Oh wow -.-" same with me! but i was actually in the shower and my vision started to fog and i was like "oh man my glasses are still on!"
reply about 4 hours
ThePaleWalker636
I nervously scratched my skull. After that one incident Ink, I had, feeling immense regret, I had spent a large portion of my time researching such entities like ERROR and Ink, though I had never seen ERROR in person. "I-... I don't know either! That-that is an interesting question!" ​((Papyrus looks at PunMaster for a second. "So, what do you want to do now?" He smiles again, a huge grin that hadn't been seen on his face for a long time.))
reply about 8 hours