cloud

In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body. The droplets and crystals may be made of water or various chemicals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient moisture (usually in the form of water vapor) from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature. They are seen in the Earth's homosphere (which includes the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere). Nephology is the science of clouds which is undertaken in the cloud physics branch of meteorology. There are two methods of naming clouds in their respective layers of the atmosphere; Latin and common. Cloud types in the troposphere, the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface, have Latin names due to the universal adaptation of Luke Howard's nomenclature. Formally proposed in 1802, it became the basis of a modern international system that divides clouds into five physical forms that appear in any or all of three altitude levels (formerly known as étages). These physical types, in approximate ascending order of convective activity, include stratiform sheets, cirriform wisps and patches, stratocumuliform layers (mainly structured as rolls, ripples, and patches), cumuliform heaps, and very large cumulonimbiform heaps that often show complex structure. The physical forms are divided by altitude level into ten basic genus-types.
Mountain lake. - Kayaks on a mountain lake.
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Mountain lake.

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Sunset. - Sunset. Cloudy sky.
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Sunset.

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Cutter on the beach. - Cutter on the Baltic beach.
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Cutter on the beach.

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High Tatras. - Tatra Mountains. View on Czerwone Wierchy.
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High Tatras.

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Bieszczady. Solina. - Bieszczady. Solina. Landscape.
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Bieszczady. Solina.

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After the storm - Picture after the August storm
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After the storm

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Stone bridge. - A stone bridge over the river.
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Stone bridge.

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Venice. - Rainy and cloudy Venice.
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Venice.

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Police officer - Arrange the puzzles and you will get something
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Police officer

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Volcano.. - Tea fields in front of the volcano.
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Volcano..

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Path by the river. - Walking path on the river.
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Path by the river.

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Kayaks on the pier. - Kayaks on the pier. Canada.
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Kayaks on the pier.

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New Zealand. - Green New Zealand.
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New Zealand.

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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Lone Tree. - A lonely tree among fields.
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Lone Tree.

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Sea landscape. - Sunny sea landscape.
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Sea landscape.

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Kurts on the seashore. - Cutters on the seashore.
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Kurts on the seashore.

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Descent to the beach. - Sandy descent to the beach.
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Descent to the beach.

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Ship by the seafront. - Ship by the seafront.
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Ship by the seafront.

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Australia. - Australia. Landscape.
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Australia.

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Lake View. - One of the lakes in Switzerland.
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Lake View.

Added 10 days ago by Grażyna

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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tetmajerWlesie - Match the image to a verse of the poem
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tetmajerWlesie

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Widok na tatry - Piękny widok na tatry
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Widok na tatry

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Vietnam. Floating house. - Vietnam. Floating house.
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Vietnam. Floating house.

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Coast of Cornwall. - Coast of Cornwall.
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Coast of Cornwall.

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Unusual construction. - Unusual construction.
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Unusual construction.

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landscape - A small village in central Poland.
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landscape

Added 13 days ago by Grażyna

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Beach in Hawaii. - Beach in Hawaii. Landscape.
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Beach in Hawaii.

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Bridge in Norway. - Bridge in Norway. Landscape.
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Bridge in Norway.

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