A Cloud Weighs…. How Much?

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Reactions Science Videos | September 05, 2019

Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head –– that’s how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn’t it come crashing down on you? This week on Reactions, we explore the chemistry behind how a cloud stays aloft in the sky, and how it got there in the first place.


Sources:

USGS How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

Why do clouds float when they have tons of water in them?

NASA on how clouds form

Greenhouse warming affects stratoculumus clouds

Clouds and CO2 affect temperature

What clouds reveal about weather

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