Observing Cloud Types!!!

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Observing Cloud Types!!!


Clouds can be classified as


HIGH ALTITUDE (cirro
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)


MEDIUM ALTITUDE, (alto
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)


LOW ALTITUDE (strato
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)

Cirrocumulus


High clouds with puffy,
patchy appearance,
with small spaces
between clouds. Often
form wave like
patterns

Cirrostratus


High clouds, light grey
or white, often thin
with the sun or moon
seen through them.
Usually covers much
of the sky.

Cirrus


High clouds, thin
wispy and feathery,
composed of ice
crystals

Altocumulus


Middle clouds with
puffy, patchy
appearance, usually
with spaces between
clouds.

Altostratus


Middle clouds, light
grey and uniform in
appearance, generally
covering most of the
sky.

Cumulus


Low clouds. Clouds
appear puffy and look
like cotton wool, or
cauliflower's.

Stratus


Low clouds, light or
dark grey and
generally uniform in
appearance and cover
most of the sky. Fog
can be a stratus cloud.

Stratocumulus


Low clouds with
irregular masses of
clouds, rolling or puffy
in appearance,
sometimes with space
in between the clouds.

Nimbostratus


Low and middle dark
grey clouds, with
precipitation

falling
from them. The cloud
base is sometimes
difficult to see
because of falling
rain.

Cumulonimbus


Large clouds with dark
bases, and very tall.
Can be accompanied
by thunder, and they
are sometimes an
anvil

shape.