Lessons and Modules
Introduction to Clouds
Explore Two Extreme Types of Clouds
The properties of a cloud determine how that cloud will interact with the various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Two extreme cases provide the best examples of these interactions. Cirrus Clouds are high in the atmosphere and optically thin, while stratus clouds are low in the atmosphere and optically thick. The stages below show the possible effects produced by these two extreme cloud types.
After seeing the effects of the extreme cloud types, move on to the next step, to make a prediction about cloud formations during storms.