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  • 1. Clouds I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills….
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  • 3. Cirrus Thin wispy high clouds
  • 4. Cirrocumulus High, small, puffy and patchy
  • 5. Cumulonimbus Tall, fluffy angry looking grey clouds
  • 6. Altocumulus Medium height, small puffy clouds, patchy lines
  • 7. Altostratus Thin and uniform
  • 8. Cumulus Low, puffy and piled up
  • 9. Stratus Uniform, thin to think layered clouds, ill-defined
  • 10. Stratocumulus Broad and flat on the bottom, puffy on top
  • 11. Cirro - given to high altitude clouds- means wisp of hair . Alto - given to mid-altitude clouds- means high . Nimbo (prefix) or nimbus (suffix)- is used for clouds that bring rain. Cumulo - means heap and refer to piles of clouds. Stratus - means l ayer and refers to flat wide layered clouds. Clouds Learn
  • 12. With thanks Clouds All images are Creative Commons- with except of the cloud diagram- source unknown. Front images Patrick Smith Photograph Cloud diagram http://www.es.lancs.ac.uk/hazelrigg/amy/Observation%20Pages/10%20Major%20Cloud%20Types.htm Stratocumulus Nicholas T Stratus clouds Imprint Phortography Cumulus Nicholas T Altostratus Nicholas T Altocumulus Andreas Christen Cumulonimbus A guy with a camera Cirrocumulus Man in a bowler hat Cirrus pyles94 image Flickr user