Stratocumulus clouds are generally appear as a
low, lumpy layer of clouds that is sometimes
accompanied by weak intensity precipitation.
They vary in color from dark gray to light gray
and may appear as rounded masses.
Cumulonimbus are much larger and more
vertically developed than fair weather cumulus.
They exist as individual towers or a from a line of
towers called Squall Line. They easily reach 39,00
feet or higher.
Cirrus are the most common form of high-level
clouds are thin and often wispy cirrus clouds.
Typically found at heights greater than 20,000
feet, cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals
than originate from the freezing of super cooled
water droplets. They usually occur in fair weather
and point in the direction of air movement at
Cirrocumulus are small rounded puffs that
usually appear in long rows, they’re usually
white, but sometimes appear gray. Cirrocumulus
clouds are the same size or smaller than the
width of your littlest finger when you hold up
your hand at arm’s length.
Altocumulus are composed primarily of water
droplets and are located between 6,500 and
20,000 feet above the ground. They may appear
as parallel bands or rounded masses.
Nimbostratus are dark, low-level clouds
accompanied by light to moderately falling
precipitation. When temperatures are cold
enough, these clouds may also contain ice
particles and snow.
Cirrostratus are sheet-like, high level clouds
composed of ice crystals. Though cirrostratus
can cover the entire sky and be up to several
thousand feet thick, they are relatively
transparent, as the sun or moon can easily be
seen through them.
Cumulus clouds are puffy clouds that sometimes
look like pieces of floating cotton. The base of
each cloud is often flat and may be only 1000m
above the ground
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