Clouds

high clouds- 6 km & upward (@6km is when temp. reaches freezing)

-small amount of water vapor and to temperatures

-thin white & composed of ice cirrus, circumlocutions, cirrostratus,

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cirrus

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cirrocumulus

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cirrostratus

middle clouds-

composed of H2O

alto cumulus-settled weather

alto stratus- changing weather

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alto cumulus

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alto stratus

low clouds-

  • occur as general overcast often widespread & are associated of somber skies & drizzly rain

  • stratus, stratcumulus stratonimbus- rain clouds
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stratus

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stratcumulus

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stratonimbus

Vertical clouds-
  • low bases but reaches of 15 km

  • indicates very active vertical movement in the air
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verticle clouds fair weather

Fog

cloud (usually stratus in nature) that forms on the ground

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