TweetShare24PinBufferShare24 Shares Print this Page If the average cloud weighs as much as 300 automobiles, why don’t they fall out of the sky? The American Chemical Society explains why in the video below. TweetShare24PinBufferShare24 Shares David Crotty @scholarlykitchn David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. View All Posts by David Crotty Discussion 3 Thoughts on "Why Clouds Don’t Fall Out of the Sky" Well now I can say I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now! By Glenn CollinsNov 1, 2019, 7:38 PM Reply to Comment The two most compelling motivations that mists remain in the sky are 1) little drops, and 2) wind. Little drops of water fall more gradually than enormous drops. The explanation is that as drops fall through the air, the air pushes back on them. Since little drops have not so much mass but rather more surface region than enormous drops, they have a harder time driving the let some circulation into of the way. I will share this on my platform ghostwritingllc.com By Bonnie CarlsonNov 4, 2019, 9:52 AM Reply to Comment pretty sure clouds fall out of the sky all the time…as rain By bobNov 12, 2019, 9:30 AM Reply to Comment Leave a Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email.