Weather and Climate: Latin Roots/Cloud Subtypes/Names

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stratus

layer

cumulus

heap

nimbus

violent rain

cirrus

curl of hair

lenticularis

lens like, stay fairly stationary (Ac)

fractus

broken or fractured (St, Cu, Ns)

humilis

of small size (Cu)

congestus

to pile up; become congested (Cu)

undulatus

having waves (Ac)

translucidus

to shine through (Cs)

mammatus

bag/pouch like; mammary; lots of wind structure (Cb)

pileus

cap (Ac)

castellanus

small castles (Ac)

contrails

condensation trails; aircraft condensation. Depends on height and atmosphere saturation

Cc

cirrocumulus

Cs

cirrostratus

Ac

altocumulus

As

altostratus

St

stratus

Sc

stratocumulus

Ns

nimbostratus

Cu

cumulus

Cb

cumulonimbus

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