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.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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!

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

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