Snowing NIMBOSTRATUS (LOW) Photo taken by Lin Chambers at NASA Langley on February 27, 2002 during a late-season snow. Note the extremely uniform and featureless nimbostratus cloud which is dropping snow on the ground. Nimbostratus clouds are very difficult to photograph, because they are very uniform and offer little contrast. Generally nimbostratus clouds form rain, but snow is somewhat more photogenic.
Types of Clouds Mini-Unit Students will learn about the four main types of clouds (cumulus, stratus, nimbus, and cirrus) with this fun, hands-on mini-unit! Contents include... *KWL Chart *4 Types of Clouds Posters *Types of Clouds Flip Book (including altostratus, cirrostratus, altocumulus, cirrocumulus, cumulonimbus, and nimbostratus clouds) *Montessori 3 Part Cards *Cloud Tracker