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Weight of Clouds
How heavy are clouds?
Sean P. Casey sent us this website to solve this
It has a lot of jargon that people who aren't as interested in
weather as I am would find boring, but one paragraph gives an answer
of one type:
"Consider a cumulus cloud occupying a volume of one cubic kilometer
(roughly 0.24 cubic mile)--not especially large as cumulus clouds
go--and having an average liquid water content of 0.2 g/m3. The
weight of this cloud would be 200,000 kilograms (440,000 pounds)."
The range between cloud weights depending on cloud types and other
criteria is very large, however.
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