Cloud formation, types of clouds

Cloud formation, types of clouds

Evaporating surface water forms clouds of various shapes from which water falls back to the surface as precipitation.



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Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

Atmospheric circulation

The difference between the temperature of the polar and equatorial zones causes atmospheric circulation which is affected by a number of factors, including...

Jūras ūdens atsāļošana

Atsāļošanas procesā no jūras ūdens iegūst dzeramo ūdeni.


Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge accompanied by a sound known as thunder.

Local winds

The most important types of local winds are the sea-land breeze, the mountain-valley breeze as well as the downslope winds.

Meteorological instruments

This animation demonstrates instruments used to examine atmospheric phenomena.

Meteorological instruments (basic)

This animation demonstrates instruments used to examine atmospheric phenomena.

Mid-latitude cyclone and anticyclone

Cyclones are large areas of circulating air with clouds and precipitation being formed in its centre.

Monsoon wind system

In summer, monsoon winds bring heavy rainfall from the ocean to the continent.

The water cycle (intermediate)

Water on Earth is in a continuous state of change. The water cycle includes processes such as evaporation, precipitation, melting and freezing.


Short-lived but extremely powerful tornadoes can cause a great deal of damage.

Tropical cyclones

Cyclones are large air masses with winds spiralling inwards around a low-pressure centre, and carry clouds and precipitation.

Underground waters

Groundwater and aquifers are types of underground waters.

Warm front, cold front

Cold and warm fronts are formed where bodies of cold and warm air meet.

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