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Which cloud is least liekly to produce precipitation that reaches the ground?
cirrocumulus
In middle latitudes, which cloud will have the highest base?
cirrostratus
Which association below is not correct?
altostratus - high cloud
Another name for visible white frost is:
hoarfrost
Which of the following cloud types would commonly be found downwind of a mountain:
lenticular clouds
Lenticular clouds typically form ____________ a mountain range.
downwind of
Wet haze can form when the relative humidity is as low as __ percent.
75
Fog that forms as warm rain falls into a cold layer of surface air is called:
evaporation (mixing) fog
Which cloud forms in descending air?
mammatus
The cloud with the greatest vertical growth is:
cumulonimbus
Hail is usually associated with what cloud?
cumulonimbus
The name given to a towering cloud that has not fully developedi nto a thunderstorm is:
cumulus congestus
If you hold your hand at arm's length and cloud elements appear to be about the size of your fist, the cloud type is probably:
stratocumulus
A middle cloud that sometimes forms in parallel waves or brands is:
altocumulus
Suppose the sky is completely covered with a thin, white layered-type cloud. You look at the ground and see that objects cast a distinct shdaow. From this you can conclude that the cloud type must be:
cirrostratus
Cirruus clouds are composed primarily of:
ice particles
When fog lifts above the ground it normally forms this gray sheetlike cloud:
stratus
In middle latitudes, which cloud will have the lowest base?
stratocumulus
Condensation onto hygroscopic nuclei is possible at relative humidities less than 100 percent due to the:
solute effect