ESC1000 Chapter 17 Clouds

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cumulus

Form of cloud that is puff balls, often with a flat base (but can lose flat base due to air circulation).

cirrus

Cloud that is high level and wispy, or light and patchy in form. Made of ice crystals and is always up high.

cirrostratus

High level, very light layers of cloud.

cirrocumulus

High level, puffy ball clouds.

altocumulus

Mid-level puffball clouds.

altostratus

Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun or moon show as a bright spot.

nimbostratus

Clouds that are low-level, uniform layer, usually very dark, that bring strong precipitation.

cumulonimbus

Clouds that are the product of growth of cumulus which can form huge thunderheads.

stratus

Form of cloud in sheets or layers, that may cover the whole sky, and doesn't have separate clouds. Also refers to low clouds.

alto

General term for clouds that are at mid level

stratocumulus

Clouds that are low-level layers of cumulus clouds, that begin to touch each other and fuse.

nimbus

General term for clouds that means "rainy" in Latin.

cumulus

Form of cloud that is puff balls, often with a flat base (but can lose flat base due to air circulation).

cirrus

Cloud that is high level and wispy, or light and patchy in form. Made of ice crystals, and is always up high.

cirrostratus

High level, very light layers of cloud.

cirrocumulus

High level, puffy ball clouds.

altocumulus

Mid-level puffball clouds.

altostratus

Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun or moon show as a bright spot.

nimbostratus

Clouds that are low-level, uniform layer, usually very dark, that bring strong precipitation.

cumulonimbus

Clouds that are the product of growth of cumulus which can form huge thunderheads.

stratocumulus

Clouds that are low-level layers of cumulus clouds, that begin to touch each other and fuse.

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