This book was written by John Jensenius a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, a department of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the USA.
Introduction to Clouds out my Window all about clouds from NOAA
Whether I’m outdoors or just looking outside, I like to observe the clouds. Each cloud is different and has a different story to tell. In this book, I’ll explain some of the basic cloud types and show you some of the clouds I’ve observed outside my window at the National Weather Service Office in Gray, Maine.
I hope this book will encourage you to observe the sky. You may want to take pictures outside your home or school and make a book of your own. If you do, let me know, so I can see the clouds outside your window.
— John Jensenius Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Sample Explanation from Clouds out my Window
Puffy clouds are called cumulus or have the prefix “cumulo.”
Clouds that form a layer are called stratus or have the prefix “strato.”
Clouds that are made up of ice crystals are called cirrus or have the prefix “cirro.”
Clouds that produce precipitation are called nimbus or have the prefix “nimbo.”
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This simple explanation of clouds is an awesomely simple way to remember the 4 key groups of clouds, which all others are made up from!
This is essential knowledge not only for children thinking of a career in atmospheric or oceanic sciences but also for those considering careers such as pilots, ship’s captain, or any work on the sea.
A perfect study book for science classes or homeschool science topics.
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