How clouds act as an air pump to suck in air. Not how you think they do! Answered
I have been thinking a long time about the biotic pump theory but I still don't understand it. The math is too hard for me. BUT it got me to thinking. It is a point of major dispute in the meteorological world. Does condensation cause low pressure? 2 russian nuclear physicists say yes, almost everyone else says no! So, I thought and thought and thought. Now I think I have a simple enough explanation And yes, they may not necessarily cause low pressure under the cloud (probably do) but they definitely suck in air from elsewhere. Imagine a fleet of huge doughnut shaped dirigible airships. They are sitting at 10,000 ft just floating there. Now the commander tells everyone that they must now fly at 5000 ft. So they turn on their propellers (in the hole in the doughnut) and drop down to 5000 ft by propelling air up through the hole. Now staying at 5000 ft is achieved by running the propellers at just fast enough. So at 5000 ft they are pumping air from under the doughnuts to above them. Now imagine a cumulus cloud. Even though it is not fixed in size or shape and it does not have a propeller, it is doing the exact same thing. Air is being pumped up the middle and the clouds are sitting lower in the sky than they "should", because they are sending that column of air up into the sky. Here is my video to explain it visually.