- Vol. 05
- Chapter 03
Image by Candice Seplow
A Cloud of Unknowing
Cumulus clouds are the spiritual cousins of elephants which at the beginning of time were white and had wings to fly could change their shape at will and had the power to bring rain
Eighty elephants weigh as much as water droplets in a cumulus which, accumulated, form a cumulonimbus. Forty thousand thunderstorms occur around the world each day.
The critical conditions are a ready supply of moist hot air, tropospheric winds around the cumulonimbus need to increase with height to encourage it to slant forwards and the atmosphere needs to be unstable