Cloud Chart {Free}


Cloud Chart {Free}If you are studying weather and climate, or just enjoy cloud watching, you may appreciate this free cloud chart available as a 2-page color (.pdf) download from NOAA.

On the first side is a sky-watcher’s identification chart showing examples of the high, middle and low clouds, the various types of clouds per per cloud base (cirrus, cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus), and their weather symbols.  Also shown are mammatus, wall, shelf and wave clouds, along with a tornado.

The second page offers an Introduction to Clouds covering cloud level, visual opacity, and cloud cover along with a few cloud facts.  A very nice illustration of the water cycle is also shown.


Additional Resources

Cloud Lapbook
Template for making a cloud book by recording information associated with the different types of clouds.  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Cloud Drawing
Activity from Notebooking Discovery.

Cloud Matchbooks
Use for reference or flashcards.

Cloud Data Sheet
Very nice page for recording cloud observations.

Cloud Quiz
Ready to start identifying?  Try your hand at this cloud identification quiz.

The Weather Book by Michael Oard
Written by a meteorologist, this beautifully illustrated hardback book covers the causes of weather, world climates, how to read a weather map, the jet stream, clouds, warm and cold fronts, thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, and climates of the past and future.