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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
Ci
cirrus
Cc
cirrocumulus
Cs
cirrostratus
Ac
altocumulus
As
altostratus
St
stratus
Sc
stratocumulus
Ns
nimbostratus
Cu
cumulus
Cb
cumulonimbus