EarthComm Earth's Fluid Spheres: Weather and Your Community Activity 2

Earth's Fluid Spheres book

How Clouds Form

  • "Clouds" - NASA
    Brief online article reviews the conditions surrounding cloud formation and also explains how precipation is "released" from clouds.
  • "Understanding Clouds and Fog" - USA Today
    Site reviews how and where clouds typically form. Includes some graphics and additional links to help students understand clouds.

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Types of Clouds

  • "Clouds Types" - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
    Site explains the basis for cloud classification. Click on links to view cloud images and learn more about specific types of clouds.
  • "Cloud Types" - Windows to the Universe - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    Click on the cloud groupo or cloud type of interest to view an image and relevant text.

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The Mature and Dissipating Stages of a Thunderstorm

  • "Lightning Safety" - National Weather Service - NOAA
    Site reviews the hazards associated with thunderstorms, including winds, rain, hail, and lightning. Also reviews the development of thunderstorms, where thunderstorms are likely to occur, and how to remain safe during a thunderstorm.

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To learn more about volcanoes and weather, visit the following web site:

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