MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Subject: Why don't clouds fall out of the sky?

Date: Sat May 21 12:42:15 2005
Posted by Denni
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Edmonton State/Province: AB Country: Canada
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1116697335.Es

While water vapor is lighter than air, water droplets are not. Clouds, which are
composed of water droplets, weigh more than the air around them, so why do they
float? It seems to me they ought to fall down. 

Re: Why don't clouds fall out of the sky?

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