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Clouds, Stability, and Buoyancy, Part 1

Lecture no. 9 from the course: Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

Clouds, Stability, and Buoyancy, Part 1

Taught by Professor Robert G. Fovell | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

One of the most familiar and beautiful features of weather is the cloud. In this lecture, examine different kinds of clouds, learn how clouds are born, why and how they take their distinctive shapes, and what kinds of conditions are likely to produce clouds.


October 23, 2017
Very skilful script and presenter clearly knows and rightly loves his subject. I may be biased because I relate closely to the sentiments expressed by the presenter about the sheer glorious wonder of the atmosphere. Too many missed opportunities for photos - especially each of the cloud types - and additional diagrams could be displayed during some of the more complex monologue. A comparison graph of ELR/DALR/MALR is a core concept of meteorology, worthy of repetition. I hope such a graph appears in the next lecture, but it could have been introduced at the end of this lecture, and repeated in the next.