Let's review the common cloud formations!

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April 7, 2020
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April 7, 2020
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Have you noticed the clouds lately??

Since we've been gaining daylight after the spring equinox, I've spent more time watching the clouds traverse the great blue "ocean in the sky" overhead.

Clouds are majestic, aren't they?!

But... I've realized that I don't know much about the field of cloud identification.

What is that field even called??

Nephology = "the study or contemplation of clouds"

What comes to mind when you think of these scientific roots as they relate to clouds? I'll include some additional info to spark your mind as the word relates to clouds!

  • Cirro = Curl of hair, high
  • Alto = Mid
  • Strato = Layer
  • Nimbo = Rain, precipitation
  • Cumulo = Heap

Now, can you tell me what the characteristics of a Cumulonimbus cloud might be?

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Colton James Townsend

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