if water can float in air (in clouds) and I can float in water, why can't I float in air?
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Clouds form when moist air blows upwards. Droplets and humans in the air both fall at terminal velocity. Tiny droplets have large surface area to volume ratios, so their terminal velocity is less than the upward windspeed; humans do not.
Apr 28
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Clouds form when moist air blows upwards. Droplets and humans in the air both fall at terminal velocity. Tiny droplets have large surface area to volume ratios, so their terminal velocity is less than the upward windspeed; humans do not.
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JamesGrugett
James Grugett answered
Maybe you could float in air, if vaporized
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Undox
Undox answered
Water has different states. Liquid and vapour. It's density as a liquid is much higher than it's density as water vapour. Incidentally, when it transitions from vapour to liquid again, you get rain.
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ScottOwens
Scott Owens answered
You should see a doctor for inability to float in air
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Tetraspace

Tetraspace bought M$10a month ago

This is important for atmospheric physics, because large droplets that don't stay in the air are what rain is.
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JamesGrugett
Maybe you could float in air, if vaporized
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slightknack

Isaac Clayton bought M$69a month ago

Now Earth witness to this, and the wide sky stretching above us, so too the water of Styx, down-flowing; for this is the greatest oath and the oath most dreadful among us blessèd immortals: surely forever will be right here on this island the fragrant altar and precinct of Phoibos; and you above all will he honor.
Undox
Water has different states. Liquid and vapour. It's density as a liquid is much higher than it's density as water vapour. Incidentally, when it transitions from vapour to liquid again, you get rain.
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Undox

Undox bought M$10a month ago

Tried my best to give an answer without Googling. ^^
Tetraspace
Clouds form when moist air blows upwards. Droplets and humans in the air both fall at terminal velocity. Tiny droplets have large surface area to volume ratios, so their terminal velocity is less than the upward windspeed; humans do not.
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Tetraspace

Tetraspace bought M$10a month ago

This is important for atmospheric physics, because large droplets that don't stay in the air are what rain is.
MartinRandall

Martin Randall bought M$5a month ago

This explains why water droplets have to get to a certain size before they fall.
ScottOwens
You should see a doctor for inability to float in air
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ScottOwens

Scott Owens bought M$5a month ago

Perhaps you have medical condition that causes you not to float on air
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