What makes a cloud rain?

What makes a cloud rain?

Clouds are changing. Human activity is affecting the properties of clouds, but how, and what does this mean for the climate?

There are many different types of clouds, from little fluffy cumulus to wispy cirrus and towering cumulonimbus, but what controls the properties of these clouds? Why are some clouds brighter than others? What factors determine if a cloud will rain? Are clouds the same around the world? Come and find out how Imperial scientists are using data from satellites, aircraft and simulations to answer these questions and investigate what will happen to clouds in a changing climate. Find out where it is raining today around the world and experiment with a simulated cloud - how much can you make it rain?