Other unusual clouds - Pollution Induced??

  • Hot air from a smoke stack can rise high enough to produce a cloud ->


1.  The sky is overcast and it is raining. Explain how you could tell if the cloud above you is a nimbostratus or a cumulonimbus

2. Suppose it is raining lightly from a deck of nimbostratus clouds. Beneath the clouds are small, ragged, puffy clouds that are moving rapidly with the wind. What would you call these clouds? How did they probably form?


image taken by N. Atkins