Nature Walk: Mid-day Clouds
Clouds of all types can transform the appearance of a familiar place. On occasion there may be a mixture of types that are at different altitudes and headed in different directions. In this photo you see puffy cumulus clouds traveling from right to left (south to north). In the center of the photo thin, wispy cirrus clouds were going 90 degrees from the cumulus or eastward. Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals, and cumulus are formed with water vapor. Cumulus clouds can grow to form towering thunderheads and bring rain showers.
Do you know the difference between the types of clouds? Where do you go to enjoy a break from the grey cumulus clouds that have scattered Iowa with rain the past few weeks?
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