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sheet like clouds meaning sheet like or layered. Low, almost touches earths surface, cover large areas of sky, block out sun, produce little rain.
Clouds that are formed when layer of warm moist air lays over layer of cooler air.
Form of stratus cloud that produce big / heavy rains or snow, form at middle altitudes.
Form of stratus cloud that produces little precipitation thinner than lower stratus clouds and form at middle altitudes but higher than nimbostratus clouds.
means piled or heaped, clouds that are puffy, vertical-growing, thick with high, billowy tops.
clouds that are formed when rising air temperature reaches dew point
form of cumulus cloud where the base of the cloud begins at the middle altitude
form of cumulus cloud - low cloud that is a combo of a stratus and cumulus cloud
means curly, highest clouds in the sky,wispy and feathery appearance, mostly composed of ice crystals, sunlight easily passes through these clouds
form of cirrus clouds that are composed entirely of ice crystals
form of cirrus cloud that is long, thin, and high altitude, form a high & transparent veil across the sky, and may thicken to form altostratus clouds.