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  1. 1. Grunt Productions 2008 CLOUDSCLOUDS A Brief By Lance Grindley
  2. 2. Grunt Productions 2008 The four basic cloud types areThe four basic cloud types are  cirruscirrus  stratusstratus  cumuluscumulus  nimbusnimbus
  3. 3. Grunt Productions 2008 CirrusCirrus comes from the Latin forcomes from the Latin for "thin,""thin," "wispy," or "curl of hair.""wispy," or "curl of hair." And that isAnd that is how cirrus clouds appear from thehow cirrus clouds appear from the ground. Sometimes they are calledground. Sometimes they are called mare's tailsmare's tails.. These clouds often tellThese clouds often tell us that change is on the way. A stormus that change is on the way. A storm may be approaching, or warmer airmay be approaching, or warmer air could be knocking on the door.could be knocking on the door.
  4. 4. Grunt Productions 2008 StratusStratus comes from the Latin meaningcomes from the Latin meaning "layer.""layer." These clouds are flat and stayThese clouds are flat and stay close to the ground.close to the ground.
  5. 5. Grunt Productions 2008 CumulusCumulus comes from the Latin forcomes from the Latin for "puffy.""puffy." Those are the fleecy-lookingThose are the fleecy-looking clouds that help paint the sky on aclouds that help paint the sky on a pleasant, quiet day. But these clouds arepleasant, quiet day. But these clouds are noted for their strong verticalnoted for their strong vertical development. They can form towers, anddevelopment. They can form towers, and when they do, watch out. The sky canwhen they do, watch out. The sky can open up into a violent thunderstorm.open up into a violent thunderstorm.
  6. 6. Grunt Productions 2008 NimbusNimbus comes from the Latin for "rain-comes from the Latin for "rain- bearing." Any cloud that delivers rain is abearing." Any cloud that delivers rain is a nimbus cloud.nimbus cloud. "When clouds appear like rocks and towers, The earth's refreshed by frequent showers. When mountains and cliffs in the clouds appear, Some sudden and violent showers are near." —G. Herbert
  7. 7. Grunt Productions 2008 Cirrus -Cirrus - "thin," "wispy," or "curl of hair""thin," "wispy," or "curl of hair" Stratus -Stratus - "layer""layer" Cumulus -Cumulus - "puffy""puffy" Nimbus -Nimbus - "rain-bearing""rain-bearing"
  8. 8. Grunt Productions 2008 Classification of CloudsClassification of Clouds 1.1. High Level Clouds – 6 to 18 kmHigh Level Clouds – 6 to 18 km Cirrus, Cirrostratus, CirrocumulusCirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus 2.2. Middle level Clouds – 2 to 8 kmMiddle level Clouds – 2 to 8 km Altostratus, AltocumulusAltostratus, Altocumulus 3.3. Low level Clouds – 0 to 2 kmLow level Clouds – 0 to 2 km Stratus, Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus,Stratus, Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus, Cumulus, CumulonimbusCumulus, Cumulonimbus
  9. 9. Grunt Productions 2008 CirrocumulusCirrocumulus High Level
  10. 10. Grunt Productions 2008 CirrostratusCirrostratus High Level
  11. 11. Grunt Productions 2008 CirrusCirrus High Level
  12. 12. Grunt Productions 2008 AltocumulusAltocumulus Middle Level
  13. 13. Grunt Productions 2008 AltostratusAltostratus Middle Level
  14. 14. Grunt Productions 2008 StratusStratus Low Level
  15. 15. Grunt Productions 2008 StratocumulusStratocumulus
  16. 16. Grunt Productions 2008 CumulonimbusCumulonimbus
  17. 17. Grunt Productions 2008 CumulusCumulus
  18. 18. Grunt Productions 2008 Low Level NimbostratusNimbostratus
  19. 19. Grunt Productions 2008 PrecipitationPrecipitation Rain -Rain - Water condensed from atmospheric vapor andWater condensed from atmospheric vapor and falling in drops.falling in drops. Drizzle -Drizzle - To rain gently in fine, mist like drops.To rain gently in fine, mist like drops. Hail -Hail - Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregularPrecipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) inpellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter.diameter.
  20. 20. Grunt Productions 2008 PrecipitationPrecipitation Snow -Snow - Frozen precipitation in the form ofFrozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent hexagonal icewhite or translucent hexagonal ice crystals that fall in soft, white flakes.crystals that fall in soft, white flakes.
  21. 21. Grunt Productions 2008 PrecipitationPrecipitation Sleet -Sleet - precipitation of small, partially melted grains ofprecipitation of small, partially melted grains of ice. As raindrops fall from clouds, they pass throughice. As raindrops fall from clouds, they pass through layers of air at different temperatures. If they passlayers of air at different temperatures. If they pass through a layer with a temperature below the freezingthrough a layer with a temperature below the freezing point, they turn into sleet. Snowflakes that have meltedpoint, they turn into sleet. Snowflakes that have melted by passing through a warm layer will turn into sleet ifby passing through a warm layer will turn into sleet if they then pass through a freezing layer. Sleet oftenthey then pass through a freezing layer. Sleet often falls together with snow and rain, and may deposit anfalls together with snow and rain, and may deposit an icy coating on exposed surfaces. Sleet occurs onlyicy coating on exposed surfaces. Sleet occurs only during the winter, whileduring the winter, while
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