Earth's Clouds Gunther Knotts

Low clouds

Cumulus Clouds - No precipitation - 3300 ft - Stable
Stratus Clouds - Freezing Drizzle or Snow - 6000 ft - Unstable
Cumulonimbus Clouds - Intense Precipitation - 6500-60000 ft - Unstable
Stratocumulus Clouds - No Precipitation - 8000 ft - Stable

Mid Clouds

Altostratus Clouds - Some Precipitation, but not Consistent - 6500-20000 ft - Unstable
Altocumulus Clouds - No Precipitation - 6500-20000 ft - Stable
Altocumulus Lenticularis Duplicatus Clouds- No Precipitation - 6500-20000 ft - Stable
Nimbostratus Clouds - Precipitation, but may be Virga - 10000 ft - Unstable

High Clouds

Cirrus Clouds - No Precipitation - 16500+ ft - Stable
Cirrostratus Clouds - No Precipitation, but Warm Front - 20000+ ft - Unstable
Cirrus Fibratus Radiatus Clouds - No Precipitation - 20000+ ft - Stable
Cirrocumulus Clouds - Virga Precipitation - 20000+ ft - Stable
Cirrocumulus Stratiformis Clouds - No Precipitation - 20000+ ft - Stable
Noctilucent Clouds - No Precipitation - 250000-280000 ft - Stable
Nacreous Clouds - No Precipitation - 49000-80000 ft - Stable

Works cited

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/clouds/cloudwise/types.html https://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/152730867 http://rensselaerplateaulife.blogspot.com/2013/07/cumulonimbus-cloud.html https://coclouds.com/324/stratus/2011-10-11/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stratocumulus_clouds_21072012.jpg http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Altostratus_undulatus_cloud https://scool.larc.nasa.gov/GLOBE/altocumulus.html http://cloud-maven.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DSC_0076.jpg http://cloud-maven.com/how-cirrus-clouds-grow-up-to-be-uncinus-ones/ https://www.pinterest.com/tbraslavsky/cirrostratus/ https://www.thinglink.com/scene/492794758750535681 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cloud_types#/media/File:Tadrart01.JPG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cloud_types#/media/File:Cirrocumulus_in_Hong_Kong.jpg

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