Cumulus Cloud Formation

New Origin for Cumulus Clouds

The puffy cotton ball, or cauliflower-like cumulus clouds are one of three main types of clouds. They form primarily over the land and often have flat bottoms because of their rapid development as vaporized water from beneath the earth’s crust condenses once the air mass reaches an altitude were pressure is reduced. Cumulus clouds are not evaporative clouds; they are endovaporization clouds that formed from hyquathermal activity. A hyquatherm is an earthquake-heated water system in the crust that generates pressure systems in the atmosphere that changes the weather. This is why cumulus clouds form and change rapidly, often within minutes. Gravitational friction from earthtide and other seismic events produces cumulus clouds by vaporizing and releasing water from underground aquifers. Learn more about the origin of weather in Chapter 9 of the Universal Model.