• 13/04/2024 08:45

How much does one cloud weigh: the discovery of scientists will surprise many

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This information was reported by T4, reports URA-Inform.

All clouds are made of water, but in a special state. The process of this liquid turning into clouds is called condensation. Cumulus clouds are located lower than others in the sky — at an altitude of 400 to 4500 m. There are also porous ones, which are located on average at an altitude of 10,000 m.

Specialists from the American Center for Atmospheric Research found that 1 cubic meter of cumulus cloud contains about 0.5 g of water . In general, the size of one cloud can reach 10 cubic meters, and the weight of 1 cubic meter can be 500 tons. It turns out that the mass of the entire cloud can be 5,000 tons, but there are also thunderstorm fronts weighing hundreds and millions of tons.

So why don’t clouds, if they are so heavy, fall to Earth?

This is explained by the fact that the cloud itself consists of small drops of water located at a great distance from each other. Between these drops — rarefied environment. Because they are small, the drops are less affected by gravity than they are on us. In addition, dry air and warm currents prevent water from falling.

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