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altostratus

altostratus  

From the Latin altum (height) and stratus (spread out). A genus of cloud consisting of greyish sheets or layers; the cloud may be striated, fibrous, or uniform. It may be composed of ice crystals as ...
amorphous cloud

amorphous cloud  

A term sometimes applied to a low layer of featureless cloud, often nimbostratus or stratus fractus. There are no distinct undulations or breaks, nor even a well-defined cloud base.
cloud classification

cloud classification  

Clouds have been classified by various systems according to form, altitude, and the physical processes generating them. The World Meteorological Organization (International Cloud Atlas, 1956) ...
cloud genus

cloud genus  

(pl. genera)One of the ten fundamental cloud types: cirrus (Ci), cirrocumulus (Cc), cirrostratus (Cs), altocumulus (Ac), altostratus (As), nimbostratus (Ns), stratocumulus (Sc), stratus (St), cumulus ...
cloud seeding

cloud seeding  

Any technique of inducing rain from a cloud, usually by dropping on it crystals of dry ice (frozen CO2), or silver nitrate, as condensation nuclei. Ćurić et al. (2007) Met. & Atmos. Phys. 95, 3–4 ...
cloud type

cloud type  

Clouds are usually classified by height into low, middle, and high. Low clouds, which form from ground level up to about 2000 metres, include stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, nimbostratus, and ...
layer cloud

layer cloud  

One of the principal forms of cloud, with flattened, sheet-like appearance and of limited vertical extent. Common types of cloud exhibiting this form are: (a) low-level layer clouds, e.g. fog and ...
mixed cloud

mixed cloud  

Cloud containing unfrozen water droplets as well as ice crystals. Typically the condition is found in cumulonimbus, nimbostratus, and altostratus.
pannus

pannus  

The Latin pannus, meaning ‘shred’, used as an accessory cloud term applied to ragged cloud either beneath or attached to another cloud, usually cumulonimbus, cumulus, nimbostratus, or altostratus. ...
praecipitatio

praecipitatio  

From the Latin praecipitatio meaning ‘I fall’, a supplementary cloud feature in which precipitation from the cloud base falls to the ground. The feature is usually seen with cumulus, cumulonimbus, ...
scud

scud  

Popular term for stratus fractus (fractostratus), a fragmented low cloud moving quickly beneath rain clouds.
shower

shower  

Precipitation of short duration, associated with convective clouds which usually do not form a continuous cover of the sky. Intensity varies, e.g. showers may be slight, moderate, or heavy. Hail or ...
stratiformis

stratiformis  

From the Latin stratus meaning ‘flattened’ or ‘spread out’ and forma meaning ‘appearance’, a species of cloud consisting of an extensive level sheet or layer, found in altocumulus, stratocumulus, and ...
virga

virga  

From the Latin virga meaning ‘rod’, a supplementary cloud feature referring to the trails of precipitation falling from the under surface of cloud but not reaching the ground. This phenomenon is ...
warm front

warm front  

The boundary between a warm air mass and the cooler air mass it replaces as it advances and flows over it. Contrast cold front. See also front, frontal lifting.

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