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Q & A: What are clouds?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
In which state of matter can be said to be a WHITE CLOUD
in the sky on a summer day?
I mean gas,liquid, solid, or any whatever?
- denis (age 85)
athens, greece
Well, I would call it an aerosol; a mixture of  very small droplets of liquid suspended in air.
Some clouds, for example high cirrus clouds, are composed of very small bits of ice crystals.

The Wikipedia site has a nice description of a wide variety of clouds:


(published on 10/22/2007)

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