Ludlam, Frank H. Formerly, Department of Meteorology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
Hallett, John Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Rudiments of cloud formation
- Nacreous and noctilucent clouds
- Classification of clouds
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A suspension of minute droplets or ice crystals produced by the condensation of water vapor. This article presents an outline of cloud formation upon which to base an understanding of cloud classifications. For a more technical consideration of the physical character of atmospheric clouds, including the condensation and precipitation of water vapor. See also: Cloud physics; Fog
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