Clouds

  • News HeadlinesNot at all light how much clouds actually weigh

    Not at all light: How much clouds actually weigh

    (ORDO NEWS) — Clouds seem to be something light. However, this is a misleading feeling. Clouds are made up primarily of gases and millions of tiny water droplets that form when water condenses around a “seed” particle. There are several ways to measure the weight of a cloud. It is necessary to weigh the water vapor of which they are composed. You also need to know how tightly packed the…

  • News HeadlinesUnusual undulating clouds captured in Wyoming

    Unusual undulating clouds captured in Wyoming

    (ORDO NEWS) — An eyewitness took amazing photos of a rare cloud formation moving along the horizon as if it were huge ocean waves. A phenomenon known as the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability was observed over the Big Horn Mountains from Sheridan, Wyoming. Rachel Gordon told BBC News that she took these amazing pictures near her parents’ home in the US state of Wyoming. She then posted them on The Social Network,…

  • News HeadlinesRecorded a sudden increase in the number of noctilucent clouds the most significant in the last 15 years 1

    Recorded a sudden increase in the number of noctilucent clouds, the most significant in the last 15 years

    (ORDO NEWS) — Something unusual has just happened in the mesosphere. At the end of June, NASA‘s AIM spacecraft recorded a sharp increase in the frequency of occurrence of noctilucent clouds (NLC), the largest in the last 15 years. “In the last couple of days, we’ve seen a huge burst of noctilucent clouds,” says Cora Randall, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Randall is working with AIM data…

  • News HeadlinesClouds played an important role in the history of climate

    Clouds played an important role in the history of climate

    (ORDO NEWS) — Were Earth‘s oceans completely covered by ice during the Cryogenian period, about 700 million years ago, or was there an ice-free belt of open water around the equator where sponges and other forms of life could survive? Using global climate models, a team of researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Vienna has shown that a climate allowing a waterbelt is unlikely and…

  • ScienceSilvery clouds alerted scientists

    Silvery clouds alerted scientists

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the summer, in the night sky, you can notice something truly magical, namely silver clouds or mesospheric clouds. This rare phenomenon got its name because of the flickering effect in the twilight sky. However, despite its beauty, these clouds can be a wake-up call. Silvery clouds form in the mesosphere – a rarefied upper atmosphere with a small amount of moisture and low temperatures at an…