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Earth Science: Lecture 20 - Clouds and Precipitation


Earth Science: Lecture 20 - Clouds and Precipitation


Weather 101: A Tutorial on Cloud Types

This 5 minute tutorial covers some basic cloud types. Four core cloud categories are discussed, as well as some combinations or hybrids across these categories. Visual depictions of the varying cloud types are shown with an inclusion of time lapse photography to illustrate the formation and dissipation of the clouds. For more weather information visit the Albuquerque National Weather Service website at or you can also find more weather education materials on the Jetstream website at

Video Music: Note Drop by Broke for Free (Creative Commons)
Photography, editing, and narration by Todd Shoemake

Earth Science: Lecture 15 - Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere

Ozone hole video:

Earth Science: Lecture 5 - Sedimentary Rocks


Earth Science: Clouds and Precipitation

Ever wonder what clouds are named? Watch this video to find out?

Earth Science: Clouds and Precipitation HW

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Clouds and Precipitation | Earth Science | Shivam Sundram | Unacademy

11. Clouds and Precipitation (cloud chamber experiment)

The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140)

Scattered visible light and microwave radar can used used to detect clouds and precipitation. Cloud formation in rising air can be simulated in the classroom by suddenly dropping the pressure in a glass chamber. The small cloud droplets formed in this way fall too slowly to ever reach the earth. There are two main mechanisms by which precipitation is generated from clouds. Collision coalescence occurs mainly over tropical oceans whereas the ice phase mechanism is more common and also more relevant to the practice of cloud seeding.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Interactions between Visible Light and the Atmosphere
07:15 - Chapter 2. Using Radar to Detect Precipitation
09:13 - Chapter 3. Cloud Formation Experiment
19:06 - Chapter 4. Collision Coalescence Mechanism of Raindrop Formation
21:36 - Chapter 5. Ice Phase Mechanism of Raindrop Formation
26:17 - Chapter 6. Mechanism of Precipitation Formation Based on Cloud Characteristics
32:38 - Chapter 7. Cloud Seeding
39:21 - Chapter 8. Precipitation Climatology
43:05 - Chapter 9. Evaporation

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2011.


Disclaimer: Some parts of my lecture utilized Video Daisy World Model by Love Lock by Smudgy Guide YouTube Channel for Educational Purpose only. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Describe the characteristics of Earth that are necessary to support life and explain that the Earth consists of four subsystems, across whose boundaries matter and energy flow (S11ES-la-b-3-4)
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Air pressure, circulation and clouds (class 20- optional)

What is air pressure? @2:20
How air pressure drives wind + circulation @5:15
How and where clouds form @10:00
Weather in the northeast @14:20

Types of Clouds - Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus, Nimbus | UPSC IAS Geography

In this video we will learn about clouds and their characteristics. According to their height, expanse, density and transparency or opaqueness clouds are grouped under four types : (i) cirrus; (ii) cumulus; (iii) stratus; (iv) nimbus.

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Earth Science: Lecture 23 - Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes (Updated)

This is my longest lecture. I probably should have split it into three parts. Oh well! Below are the linked videos I mentioned within:
tornado development video:
Ashby, MN tornado video:
Moore, OK tornado video:
Hurricane Michael eyewall video:
Hurricane Michael eye

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Additional insights into clouds, aerosols and precipitation from space

by Dr. Hartwig Deneke, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany.

Lecture 11 of the 2013 Summer School on Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation, at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn. July 15-19, 2013.

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Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 20. The Biosphere, Part II.

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 20. Introduction to Earth System Science -- The Biosphere -- Part 2
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Instructor: Julie Ferguson, Ph.D.

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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded November 18, 2013.

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie. Introduction to Earth System Science 1 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 United States License. (

Earth Science: Lecture 23 - Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes (OLD VERSION)

UPDATE: I have recorded a new version of this lecture. Head over to my channel to watch it.
NOTE: I purposely added a music track over my video from the 15-19 minute mark due to audio problems that ruin the video for that time. I apologize for some of my lecturing cutting out. I don't have time to re-record as of right now.
Tornado development video:
Moore tornado video:
Hurricane Michael eyewall video:
Hurricane Michael eye video:

Master the basics of Geography | Clouds - Formation, Types and Precipitation for UPSC Prelims 2018

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In this session, Amit Saini will discuss Clouds - Formation, Types and Precipitation for UPSC Prelims 2018. Here he has explained the processes with a precise explanation, keeping in mind its importance in the exam.

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