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 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 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.
Activity from Notebooking Discovery.
Cloud Identification Cards
Great foldables from Monkey See Monkey Do.
Use for reference or flashcards.
Cloud Data Sheet
Very nice page for recording cloud observations.
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. A free study guide is available for download from the publisher.