By: Cheinie :)
-Thin white& composed of ice crystals
Cirrus; Cirrocumulus; Cirrostratus
Alto- means middle
Altocumulus- settled weather
Altostratus- changing weather
-Ofter wide spread& are associated with somber skies& drizzly rain
Stratus; Stratocumulus; Nimbostratus
Low base that extend to heights as much as 15KM indicates very active vertical movements in the air.
Radiation Fog, Advection Fog, Upslope Fog, and Evaporation Fog
Advection Fog- When warm, moist air moves horizontally over a cold surface such as snow-covered found or a cold ocean (from sea to land).
Upslope Fog- Created adiabatic cooling occurs when humid air climbs a topographic slope.
Evaporation Fog- Water vapor is added to cold air that is already near saturation.