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Question 1: When stratus clouds contact the ground, they are called ________.
Cloud condensation nucleiPrecipitation (meteorology)FogMeteorology

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Global cloud cover, averaged over the month of October, 2009. The outlines of the continents can often be traced through observations of clouds alone, with the sharpest outlines where very dry land is surrounded by ocean. NASA composite satellite image; larger image available here.
  A cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia
  Stratocumulus clouds, between Cumulus in the foreground and background
  A typical anvil shaped Cumulonimbus incus

Question 3: As a cloud matures, the dense water droplets may combine to produce larger droplets, which may combine to form droplets large enough to fall as ________.
RainPrecipitation (meteorology)ClimateEarth rainfall climatology

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Stratocumulus clouds, between Cumulus in the foreground and background
  Global cloud cover, averaged over the month of October, 2009. The outlines of the continents can often be traced through observations of clouds alone, with the sharpest outlines where very dry land is surrounded by ocean. NASA composite satellite image; larger image available here.
  A cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia
  A typical anvil shaped Cumulonimbus incus

Question 5: In mountainous areas one often finds the peaks above the clouds as seen here with the Piz Bernina in the ________.
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsMonte RosaBernese Alps

Question 6: Cloud droplets tend to ________ light efficiently, so that the intensity of the solar radiation decreases with depth into the gases, hence the gray or even sometimes dark appearance at the cloud base.
X-rayX-ray crystallographyPhotonScattering

Question 7: On Earth the condensing substance is typically ________, which forms small droplets or ice crystals, typically 0.01 mm (0.00039 in) in diameter.
TemperatureLightningWater vaporHumidity

Question 8: Clouds form because warm air tends to absorb ________, which is lighter than air, thus helping the mixture to rise.
TemperatureLightningWater vaporHumidity

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Stratocumulus clouds, between Cumulus in the foreground and background
  Stratocumulus clouds, between Cumulus in the foreground and background
  A typical anvil shaped Cumulonimbus incus
  A cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia

Question 10: Rain clouds over the North Sea taken from the coast of ________.
WhitstableHerne Bay, KentFordwichCanterbury
















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