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Can you be in a cloud on a mountain?
You can have orographic clouds or fog (upslope) which forms when the air is rising over the windward side of the mountain. So depending on which face of the mountain you are on, you can have a cloud on one side and not the other. The warm air is cooled to its dewpoint and fog is formed.
Is it possible to touch the clouds?
Well, the simple answer is yes, but we will get into it. Clouds look like they would be fluffy and fun to play in, but they are actually made of trillions “cloud droplets”. Nonetheless, if you were to be able to touch a cloud, it wouldn’t really feel like anything, just a little wet.
Can you touch the clouds on Mount Everest?
I’ve looked down on clouds from a measly 6000 ft (1800 meters), so yes you can be in or above the clouds on Everest which is almost four times taller. But what is really meant by “touching the clouds”. A cloud is made of water vapor which is tiny droplets of water suspended in air.
Can you physically hold a cloud?
Clouds are made of millions of these tiny liquid water droplets. Even though they can look like cushy puffballs, a cloud can’t support your weight or hold anything up but itself.
Is it fog on mountain or cloud?
Fog forms only at low altitudes. They can be as high as 12 miles above sea level or as low as the ground. Fog is a kind of cloud that touches the ground. Fog forms when the air near the ground cools enough to turn its water vapor into liquid water or ice.
How do you invert a cloud?
His tips for putting yourself in the best place to see a cloud inversion from above are:
- Check the weather forecast: you’re looking for high pressure with little or no wind.
- Check the lie of the land: a sheltered valley will collect the cold air better and hold the mist longer.
How come there is snow on Mt Everest if it is above the clouds?
This is due to the extreme altitude which brings amongst other things, extremely high winds (100 mph+ is common), which continuously blow snow off the mountain’s peak, in the form of ‘spindrift’ (see below).
Why is there snow on Everest?
How does it snow on top of Mount Everest? This is due to the extreme altitude which brings amongst other things, extremely high winds (100 mph+ is common), which continuously blow snow off the mountain’s peak, in the form of ‘spindrift’ (see below). Everest is so high, the summit actually pokes into the jet stream .