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Cloud types!!


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Cloud types!!

  1. 1. Types of Clouds By: Adilene Cuevas
  2. 2. Stratocumulus! 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.
  3. 3. Cumulonimbus! 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.
  4. 4. Cirrus! 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 their elevation.
  5. 5. Cirrocumulus! 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.
  6. 6. Altocumulus! 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.
  7. 7. Nimbostratus! 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.
  8. 8. Cirrostratus! 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.
  9. 9. Cumulus! 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