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Vicky, Convection is an overturning of the atmosphere related to warming the air. The short version: Warmed air rises, water vapor in the air condenses, clouds form. Check out this page from the University of Illinois's World of Weather: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/dvlp/cnvct.rxml Then take a look at the cloud pages at USATODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcloud0.htm These should round out your understanding of how clouds form from convective overturning.
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