About the Clouds Identification Lesson
This lesson is designed to describe clouds and cloud classifications.
• To be able to identify the four different cloud levels.
• To be able to describe the different classifications of clouds and what language these classifications are based on.
• To be able to identify terms related to cloud study.
• To be able to identify describe what clouds are made of.
There are four level classifications for clouds: low-level, mid-level, high-level, and vertically developed.
Low-level clouds are composed of mainly water droplets and are generally located below 6,500 feet.
Mid-level clouds are typically located 6,500-20,000 feet above Earth?s surface. They, too, are composed of mainly water droplets but can also be made up of ice crystals if temperatures are low enough.