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What are the names for the clouds you see when you look up in the sky? In this video from Nova PBS, learn about nimbus (rain), cumulus (heap), cirrus (curl), stratus (layer), and other types of clouds, and why both their height in the atmosphere and their shape matter. Related reference: Cloud Classification and Characteristics.
There are more cloudy videos in the archives.
Video camera technology has improved immensely in recent years, allowing scientists like lightning physicist Vladislav Mazur and meteorologist Tom Warner to analyze high speed footage of these captivating bolts of electricity in the sky.
One more to watch: a downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second.