Clouds are heavy, Why don't fall to Earth due to gravity?

Update:

*clouds

26 Answers

Relevance
  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    A water vapor molecule, H2O, is lighter than an oxygen molecule O2 or a nitrogen molecule N2.  Therefore water vapor rises.  But as it rises, it gets colder and when it gets cold it condenses into little droplets that are denser than the surrounding air.   Clouds are made of those droplets. When the droplets get big enough, they fall as rain.

  • Clouds generally form, survive and grow in air that is moving upward. ... So, even though typical clouds do contain a lot of water, this water is spread out for miles in the form of tiny water droplets or crystals, which are so small that the effect of gravity on them is negligible.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

     They weigh less than the air which surrounds them zxjqkpv

     . . . . . . . . . .

     , , , , , , , , , ,

  • 2 weeks ago

    Clouds are made up of billions of tiny droplets of water; air currents can support those droplets, but if the humidity climbs, then those droplets start to collect, and you'll get rain - the weight of larger drops will pull them down to Earth, despite the air currents, while smaller droplets will remain airborne.  

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    they are attracted by Uranus

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Clouds have "anti-gravity" insurance policies. 

    They are guaranteed not to fall. 

  • Amy
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Because air is even heavier.

    Just like a leaf floating on water, the lighter object (cloud) floats on top of the denser object (air).

  • garry
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    wonder if rain has something to do with clouds !!! must be troll asking such a dumb question ..

  • 2 weeks ago

    Wow, and in no good ways.

    Your IQ clearly starts with a Minus sign.

    Attachment image
  • 2 weeks ago

    Cumulatively, clouds can have a great deal of mass, but the tiny parts that make up a cloud are buoyant at their density altitude.

    They collect together and fall like snow or frozen sleet, that part is called precipitation.

  • 2 weeks ago

    It is because Clouds have the same Density as Water

    When the Water Vapor in them becomes more dense it falls as rain

    We Float on water because of a thing called Bouyancy

    So does S4IT

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.