CLOUD TYPES

We are going to view the different type of clouds in our sky

Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus

Cirrus - Highest clouds. A wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)

Cirrostratus: a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude

Cirrocumulus: a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples

Altostratus, Altocumulus, Cumulonimbus

Altostratus: a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

Altocumulus: a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

Cumulonimbus: a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms

Stratus

Stratus: a large dark low cloud