The different types of clouds are:

The different types of clouds are:
Cumulus= Detached clouds, generally dense
and with sharp outline, developing
vertically in the form of rising mounds,
domes, or towers, of which the bulging
upper part often resembles a cauliflower.
The sunlit parts are mostly brilliant
white; their base is relatively dark and
nearly horizontal.
Nimbostratus= Heavy cloud layer, often
dark the appearance of which is rendered
diffuse by falling rain or snow, which in
most cases reached the ground. It is thick
enough to blot out the sun.
Stratus= Generally gray cloud layer with a
fairly uniform base, which may give
drizzle, ice prisms, or snow grains. When
the sun is visible through the cloud, its
outline is clearly discernible. Stratus
generally does not produce halo phenomena.
Stratocumulus= Gray or whitish patch,
sheet or layer of cloud which almost
always has dark pats, composed of
tessellations, rounded masses, rolls,
etc., which are nonfibrous, and which may
or may not be merged; most of the
regularly arranges small elements have an
apparent width of more than 5 degrees.
Cirrus=Detached clouds in the form of
delicate white filaments or white or
mostly white patches of narrow bands.
These clouds have a fibrous appearance
(hair like), or a silky sheen, or both.
Cumulonimbus=Heavy, dense cloud, with
considerable vertical extent, in the form
of a mountain or huge towers. At least
part of its upper portion is usually
smooth, fibrous, or striated, and nearly
always flattened; this part often spreads
out in the shape of an anvil or vast
Clouds and fog are made up of tiny
droplets. The difference between clouds
and fog is clouds are formed in the sky
and fog is formed close to the ground. Fog
is formed over the ocean in the mountains
and by your house. Fog can be very
hazardous when driving because it can
effect your visibility. The earth’s
weather pattern can be effected by clouds.
One of the things that doesn’t trap
ongoing energy is clouds. The thought that
clouds take in energy is a large mistake
that has to be cleared up immediately. USA
TODAY explains the clouds effect on the
change of temperature. In addition to the
clouds obvious role as sources of
precipitation, those clouds can effect the
countries, cities and town’s temperature
below them.
Clouds not only block the earth’s
outgoing radiation. When there is a cover
of clouds in the daytime the temperature
drops down because the sun’s radiation is
being blocked. If there is a cloud cover
at night, the temperature will warm up due
to the radiation given off by the earth.
By Kera Lena, Isabelle, and Kaitlyn