Does the temperature in Antarctica allow clouds to form?
These clouds are formed very high -- 50,000 to 80,000 feet -- in the atmosphere, and appear due to a mix of ice crystals and meteoric dust. this means that they are not formed the way that most clouds over earth are formed.
These clouds form due to sunlight and not to temperature.
Antarctica in August is possibly the most interesting time of year, at least visually. The sun rises for the first time in months, and the hole in the Ozone layer is beginning to form. The earth's most exotic clouds, Nacreous clouds, can be seen. (And they are only visible over Antarctica.) Read more about these clouds, below.
Cirrus clouds are high enough to be at a low enough temperature for the water droplets to form into ice crystals. However, Cirrus clouds are not precipitation clouds, so no snow or rain can fall from them. The clouds that can cause snow to fall in the right conditions are Nimbostratus and Cumulonimbus clouds.
Yes, clouds can form anytime that there is enough humidity and the temperature is low enough to cause condensation. Fog is a cloud that formed on the surface. Yes ! Clouds can obviously form in the dark because water is evaporated in the day and night. It relies on heat, not light. Yes, of course, as long as it's still hot (in air temperature)
Average temperature: The average temperature in Antarctica is -50°C (-58°F). Annual rainfall: It does not rain in Antarctica because it is so cold and water vapor is frozen out of the air. Although it does not rain, precipitation DOES occur in the form of frost and occasional light snowfall. The interior averages about 2 inches (50 mm) a year, making Antarctica a desert.
The temperature of air decreases with increasing altitude at approximately 2 degrees per 1000 feet. (For example, if the temperature at sea level is 80 deegrees F, the temperature at 10,000 feet is approximately 80 - 20 = 60 degrees F) Water vapor in air condenses to form rain as the temperature of the air decreases to the temperature where the water vapor in the air condenses. This temperature, called the "dew point", is the…
It only causes clouds if the air cools to its dew point, and even then not always (although in that case you would get fog). For clouds to form, you need rising air, whereupon the air would be forced to cool to its dew point and condense if it were to continue to rise. This only happens when there is something forcing it to rise.
Many clouds are flat on the bottom because as the air rises from the surface it cools, and at the saturation temperature it starts to condense, which is where the clouds start. Since the whole column is starting at the same conditions and going through the same process, it all condenses at the same height. Clouds are formed when the temperature of the atmosphere reaches the condensation point (this is when it turns to water…