ESC1000 Chapter 17 Clouds
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Form of cloud that is puff balls, often with a flat base (but can lose flat base due to air circulation).
Cloud that is high level and wispy, or light and patchy in form. Made of ice crystals and is always up high.
High level, very light layers of cloud.
High level, puffy ball clouds.
Mid-level puffball clouds.
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun or moon show as a bright spot.
Clouds that are low-level, uniform layer, usually very dark, that bring strong precipitation.
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|
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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