Clouds By:christopher

Stratus Clouds

Stratus clouds are low-level clouds characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base, as opposed to convective or cumuliform clouds that are formed by rising thermals

Nimbostratus Clouds

Nimbostratus occurs along a warm front or occluded front where the slowly rising warm air mass creates nimbostratus along with shallower stratus clouds producing less rain, these clouds being preceded by higher-level clouds such as cirrostratus and altostratus.[9][10] Often, when an altostratus cloud thickens and descends into lower altitudes, it will become nimbostratus.[11]

Cumulus Clouds

Cumulo- means "heap" or "pile" in Latin. Cumulus clouds are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance, and have flat bases.

Altostratus Clouds

Altostratus is a middle altitude cloud genus belonging to the stratiform physical category characterized by a generally uniform gray to bluish-green and sheet or layer. It is lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than high cirrostratus.

Altocumulus Clouds

Altocumulus is a middle-altitude cloud genus that belongs mainly to the stratocumuliform physical category characterized by globular masses or rolls in layers or patches, the individual elements being.

Cumulonimbus Clouds

Cumulonimbus, from the Latin cumulus and nimbus, is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents.

Cirrocumulus Clouds

Cirrocumulus is one of the three main genus-types of high-altitude tropospheric clouds, the other two being cirrus and cirrostratus. They usually occur at an altitude of 5 kilometres to 12 kilometres.

Cirrus Clouds

Cirrus is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus, meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair.

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Christopher Washington
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Created with images by akasped - "Clouds" • cletch - "Commerce Township Clouds" • jimmy_tst - "Nimbostratus clouds over Paya Lebar" • Summer Foovay - "clouds" • Brandon Morse - "cloud" • Alan Light - "Clouds" • DHPersonal - "Clouds" • Tim Green aka atoach - "Clouds" • oneiric wanderings - "clouds"

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