The Effect Of Atmospheric Pressure On A Cloud

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This experiment will be highlighting the significance of atmospheric pressure in a cloud`s formation. Clouds form when warm, moist air rises in the atmosphere. On its way up, it cools so that the water vapor condenses into small particles such as airborne dust, thereby forming water droplets. This is exactly what a cloud is, a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. This process is known as cloud formation and is affected by temperature since clouds are occasionally produced by the mixing of warmer and cooler air currents. This process is part of the water cycle which is the transfer of water from air, sea land and water in a cycle. Overall, this paper will be explaining the materials and methods that will end up…show more content…
If a cloud is water vapor, and vapor has weight, why does it float in the air? Well, according to columnist Adams, “a modest-size cloud, has a mass equivalent to one B-747 jumbo jet,” but the cloud`s mass is spread over a big volume of space which causes the density of it to be relatively low. Furthermore, the process of condensation is essential to the water cycle since it is responsible for the formation of a cloud which creates precipitation that allows water to return to the planet`s surface, thus letting the cycle to continue. In order to form a cloud, there are three requirements which, according to Oklahoma Project, are essential. First, water vapor must be present in large amounts. Secondly, cloud condensation nuclei such as dust or salt particles must be present in order to provide a basement for water to condense. Lastly, a cooling mechanism must be present to cool the air temperature to a certain point, allowing clouds to form. Based on all these information, my specific question that I hope this experiment answers is: What role does air pressure as well as temperature plays on the biological process known as cloud condensation? My hypothesis consists of understanding these factors. “If water vapor attaches to particles such as smoke, together with a specific temperature, then the process of condensation will allow a cloud to be formed.” Materials and Methods For this experiment, all the materials

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