Why do most clouds rise and remain at a specific level in the sky?

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I understand why water evaporates and floats, but why do most clouds stay at pretty much the same level? Almost as if they’re all lying flat on an invisible glass layer?

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As you go up in the atmosphere, the pressure lowers and temperature drops. The altitude at which temperature drops low enough for water to condense and thus forms clouds will typically be roughly the same for a given area. As a result, you’ll see a layer of clouds at that altitude but not much below that since it’s just slightly too warm to condense.