How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

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Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head–that’s how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn’t it come crashing down on you? This week on Reactions we explore the chemistry behind how a cloud stays lofted in the sky and how it got there in the first place.

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Credits:
Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants: Ricky Potter, M.S.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
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Sources:
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-does-a-cloud-weigh?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-clouds-float-when/
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-are-clouds-k4.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0310-1
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050918318921
https://theconversation.com/six-clouds-you-should-know-about-and-what-they-can-reveal-about-the-weather-93402

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