It's Cloudy!

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This book breaks down the concept of cloud formation to explain evaporation, water vapor, the four ways air rises, including convection, convergence, and orographic and frontal lifting, the dew point, condensation, and the formation of cloud droplets. Readers will also learn about updrafts, downdrafts, the life cycle of a storm cloud, and cloud names beginning with Luke Howard's classification system. Other chapters highlight low, middle, high, and vertical clouds, including stratus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus, altostratus, altocumulus, cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus clouds, as well as unusual cloud formations such as anvil, mammatus, and lenticular clouds, and contrails. The importance of clouds to the hydrologic cycle and the earth's temperature is also discussed. Clear, helpful diagrams, full-color photographs, bold glossary words, and an index support this easy-to-read, engaging text.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037080, JNF015000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2008-01-01
Item No 8943-4
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 551.57
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119142
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

Author: Kris Hirschmann