Characteristics of world weather and climate

Clouds

Clouds are the visible collections of water droplets or ice particles in the atmosphere. Meteorologists classify cloud types according to shape and altitude.

Cloud Types

Cloud Types

Clouds are the visible collections of water droplets or ice particles in the atmosphere. Meteorologists classify cloud types

Cummulus Clouds

Cummulus Clouds

They look like a mix between a cotton ball and an unshorn sheep and, even though they come in a range of shapes and sizes

Cirrus Clouds

Cirrus clouds don’t look like your average clouds, as they’re made up of ice crystals. They remain at a high altitude

Stratus Clouds

Stratus Clouds

A Stratus cloud is a type of cloud that hangs very low above the ground, and is best recognized as a type of cloud

Cumulonimbus Cloud

Cumulonimbus Cloud

Cumulonimbus cloud is a distinctly dark cloud that is known for being highly vertical and producing high volumes

People often confuse climate and weather - the two really are quite different.