Climate and weather

Types of clouds | Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, etc.

CIrrus clouds

Clouds can make any scenery come alive. But have you ever wondered about the types of clouds? In this article, we will see what are the different types of clouds classified on the basis of altitude. A cloud is an accumulation of water droplets or ice crystals. Not all clouds bring precipitation. Some indicate weather …

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How is rainfall measured? | What does 1 mm rainfall mean?

Graduated cylinder

Rainfall is the most common form of precipitation. It is important for recharging groundwater and water bodies and is useful in agriculture. On the downside, heavy rainfall may cause disastrous floods and landslides. Hence, it becomes important to measure and record rainfall to plan activities of the future. Now coming to the question, how is …

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Types of rainfall | Convectional, Orographic, Cyclonic

Rainfall occurs when the condensed water vapor from the clouds falls on Earth in the form of droplets. There are 3 major types of rainfall. Convectional rainfall Orographic or relief rainfall Cyclonic or frontal rainfall Types of rainfall Convectional Rainfall When the sun heats the Earth’s surface, the water evaporates to form water vapor. The …

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