This towering cumulus cloud is a precursor of a cumulonimbus, or thunderstorm, cloud. These cauliflower-like clouds result from warm, moist air rising rapidly through a cooler layer. They typically have a horizontal base and a dome-shaped upper surface.
Image courtesy UCAR, photo by Carlye Calvin.

Resources for Teaching About the Atmosphere

Classroom Activities - Weather and Atmosphere

Classroom Activities - The Atmosphere and Climate

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  • It's Up in the Air Over 30 activities covering things you (and your students!) should know about the atmosphere...from Little Shop of Physics and CMMAP
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  • Last modified August 17, 2009 by Lisa Gardiner.

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