The atmosphere – where do thunderstorms live?

atmosphere earth

The thin shell of gas around our planet that we call our atmosphere is divided into several layers. While the pressure falls with increasing altitude, the temperature is more dynamic, alternately decreasing and increasing with altitude. There are six layers of the atmosphere around the Earth: Troposphere [surface to 10-18 km] Stratosphere [11 to 50 … Read more

Introduction to convective weather – Cauliflower clouds

Cauliflower clouds

We will start with the convective weather. The convective processes in the atmosphere involve heating of the air at the surface which results in lifting the air from the Earth’s surface upwards. As the warm air rises, the water vapor condenses into water or ice. This convective process generates the clouds and at the end, … Read more