Cumulus clouds

Cumulus clouds

E120/0405 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 48.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PEKKA PARVIAINEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cumulus clouds. Cumulus clouds against a blue sky. Cumulus clouds form at low altitudes (under 2000 metres) from water droplets that condense out of rising columns of moist air. They develop into vertical heaps with flat bases and cauliflower- shaped heads, measuring 500-1500 metres in height. Although dark when seen from below their tops are brilliant white (as seen here). Cumulus clouds often form at cold fronts, where advancing cold air pushes warmer air upwards, causing moisture to condense very quickly. These clouds sometimes grow into dark, towering storm clouds (called cumulonimbus), which can grow up to 15 kilometres tall.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: climate, cloud, cloud types, clouds, cumulus, cumulus cloud, meteorology, type, weather

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.