Clouds, a Short Poem with a Can't-Miss Video
What did you think about this poem?
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Clouds are flat on bottom,
... Did you know?
They are like cotton;
... In evening they glow.
And when in Autumn swift winds blow,
... Then the clouds bring snow.
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Why Some Clouds are Flat on the Bottom
1. What causes the flat bottom that some clouds have?
a. Clouds are NOT flat on the bottom; that is merely an optical illusion caused by the refraction of light.
b. It’s just a poem; clouds aren’t “flat on bottom”, they’re amorphously shaped.
c. When rising air reaches its dew point, it begins to condense. The flat part of the cloud is that dew point elevation.
d. Clouds that are flat on the bottom indicate the level above which airplanes are unable to fly safely.
2. Do flat-bottomed clouds have a special name?
a. Yes, they are cumulous clouds.
b. Yes, they are nimbus clouds.
c. No, they're just clouds.
Cloud Quiz Answers
Question 1: c--When rising air reaches its dew point, it begins to condense. The flat part of the cloud is that dew point elevation.
Question 2: a--Yes, they are cumulous clouds.
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About the Author
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