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Why are clouds different shapes, colours and sizes

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    Robert123456789posted 6 years ago

    Why are clouds different shapes, colours and sizes

  2. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    I'm just taking a guess here.  I don't really know.  Shapes: Air patterns, and the constitution of the cloud (amount of moisture); Colors:  light refracted through the moisture; Sizes: Same as shapes.

  3. EvilKnevil profile image48
    EvilKnevilposted 6 years ago

    I think Faceless39 is pretty much 'bang on' with their description.

    Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of moisture. Shapes probably then depend on atmospheric pressure, air, gases etc?

    I am no scientific expert by any means, just speculating..

    The link below talks about the different names & different looks of clouds:

    http://www.activityschoolbus.com/weathe … dsfog.html

  4. n.pady profile image55
    n.padyposted 6 years ago

    hey robert,
    the reason is that there's a layer of air there with a different temperature or pressure (depending) that's not conducive to cloud formation. It's the same reason that very tall clouds, thunderheads for instance, have flat "anvil-shaped" tops.