The types of clouds: everything you need to know by Tibi Puiu

Clouds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some look cute and fluffy, others appear menacing and apocalyptic.

Not all clouds are created equal. Some are puffy and sweet, others are gray and uniform while others still are so erratic and capricious that the human mind starts to see things; bunnies, cows or a nation’s borders.

The different types of clouds are named based on their shape and how high up they hover in the troposphere. For instance, the diagram below provides a quick overview of the most common types of clouds based on altitude.

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The three main types of clouds

A cloud is a visible accumulation of minute droplets of wate, ice crystals, or both, suspended in the air. Though they vary in shape and size, all clouds are basically formed in the same way through the vertical of air above the condensation level. Clouds may also form in contact with the ground surface, too. Such a cloud would be known as fog

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Tesla Motors Takes Eco-Friendly Driving to the Next Level Posted by Matthew Speer

A simple Google search of the term “electric cars” will bring up results that range from “will the electric car make it” to “how they will dominate in the near future. “  For serious car buyers looking for eco-friendly electric vehicles, choices have been slim. The Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are really the only mainstream electric cars at the moment; however one new car company is looking to corner the premium electric vehicle market.  Tesla Motors is coming out with the Model S, a premium car that will compare with Mercedes, Lexus, BMW and other luxury brands.

Tesla Motors Changes the Electric Car’s Image

Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 and released its first car, the Roadster in 2008 which wowed the market by going from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds.   The Roadster is a very impressive sports car with jaw dropping performance but the $100k+ price tag put it out of reach of mainstream drivers.  The price tag did not sway the eco-hip rich in Silicon Valley as they were sold with ease, generating a cult following.  The new Model S is shaping up to be the mainstream answer to electric luxury, with a base of about $60,000 it will compare to well appointed traditional premium cars.

The Model S is Feature Rich and Family Friendly

The Tesla Model S will hit 0 to 60 in 5.6 second standard,  4.5 seconds with optional

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