... think the water vapor would go up so high, immediately precipitate, and fall back down to earth. look what happens when you take a shower: the steam doesn't jell together to form a cloud. It gets cloudy and condensates on the mirror in the bathroom. Explain the difference
Water does not jell. That is a special condition. Water condenses, which means it turns back to a liquid. Clouds consist of drops of liquid water. We know that because you can see a cloud. You can't see water vapor.
So why do the drops float in air when they don't float in you shower? It's because the air is colder and therefore denser. Clouds have flat bottoms because that is where the temperature changes from "float" to "float higher". Archibald's principle. Archimedes. Some Greek guy. Look him up.
The effect of cold on water also is a unique liquid. As the water in lakes and seas cools, it becomes heavier and forces the lighter, warmer water to rise to the top. Yet, when the water as a whole reaches about 39° Fahrenheit a marvelous thing happens—the process reverses! The water becomes lighter as it nears the freezing point of 32° F. and remains as a layer above the warmer water beneath. This upper layer then turns to ice, and being lighter than water, it floats; marine life is protected. Were it not for this phenomenon, all the lakes and even the oceans would eventually become solid ice, making this earth a “deep freeze” in which no plant, animal or human life could exist. Please read Job 36:27; 37:16 tells us about how the Creator (Jehovah) who created the water describes how clouds are formed when He created the Heavens and the Earth.
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