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High clouds (CH)
Base usually 20,000 ft or above
Description: Fibrous, threadlike, white feather clouds of ice crystals, whose form resembles hair curls.
By turbulence when there is a strong vertical change of the wind direction.
By convection in unstable layers of the upper atmosphere.
By out blow of ice crystals from a
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cumulonimbus/cumulonimbus.htmCumulonimbus or from other high-reaching clouds when they dissolve (
Possible cloud species, subspecies and special forms:
thin fibers or threads
comma-shaped or hooked fibers or threads.
dense, often grey looking patches, the sun partially masking or covering.
Small turrets-like excrescences.
Like a spinal column or fishbones arranged cloud parts.
Gathering apparently against the horizon, the whole sky covering bands.
In two or several layers lying one above the other.
sac-like, wart-like excrescences at the bottom side of the cloud
Description: Fleecy cloud; cloudbanks of small, white flakes.
By convection within thin unstable layers.
By elevation in lee waves or other atmospheric waves.
By far compaction of thin
Expanded horizontal fields or layers.
Lens-shaped or almond-shaped, often long stretched bands with sharply minted outlines.
Wavy arranged cloudbanks.
perforated (round frayed holes)
Drop strip from ice crystals, which down-hang from the bottom side of the Cirrocumulus.
Description: Milky, translucent cloud veil of ice crystals, which sometimes causes halo appearances around moon and sun.
By even and spacious rise of warmer air over colder air in the high troposphere under stable layering.
By reorganization from the other
Weather meaning Cirrostratus: The Cirrostratus consists, like the
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cirrocumulus/cirrocumulus.htmCirrocumulus, of very small ice crystals and does not lead to precipitation. It indicates with falling air pressure dirty weather. Particularly with
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cirrostratus/cirrostratus.htmCirrostratus nebulosus precipitation begins in 8 to 24 hours and announces frequently by halo appearances.
Smooth, monotonous and fog-like veil.
Veil with wave formations.
Medium clouds (CM)
Base usually between 6,500 and 20,000 ft over
Description: Grey cloud bundles, sheds or rollers, compound like rough fleecy cloud, which are often arranged in banks.
By rise of an expanded air layer at the border of a rising zone.
By convection or turbulence within an unstable layer of the middle cloud level.
By transformation from
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/nimbostratus/nimbostratus.htmNimbostratus at lability or
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cumulonimbus/cumulonimbus.htmCumulonimbus at stability.
from a common cloud bank such as growing turrets.
Individual small bundles with fringy lower parts, frequently with schleps.
radially, parallel bands and strips
irregular sample of small gaps in the cloud cover
dark cloud cover, sun or moon is not recognizably.
sac-like, wart-like excrescences at the bottom side of a dense cloud cover
with drop strips
Description: Dense, gray layer cloud, often evenly and opaquely, which lets the sun shine through only a little.
By rise of expanded air layers into higher altitudes.
From other clouds: From
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cirrostratus/cirrostratus.htmCirrostratus, which increases; from
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/altocumulus/altocumulus.htmAltocumulus with numerous ice crystal dragging (
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/altocumulus/altocumulus_virga.htmvirga), which gives it a monotonous appearance; from
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/nimbostratus/nimbostratus.htmNimbostratus, which decreases; from
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cumulonimbus/cumulonimbus.htmCumulonimbus by propagation of the middle and upper frozen cloud sections at inversions.
with wave formations
Parallel stripes of the cloud, which gathers apparently on the horizon.
Two or several closely one above the other lying Altostraus layers, which can partly grow together (dirty weather!).
Sun is to be recognized weakly through the cloud cover.
Sun or moon is completely covered by the clouds.
With precipitation, which reaches the ground.
With cloud frazzles, which result in more deeply lying turbulent layers from dampness enrichment from evaporating precipitation.
Description: Rain cloud. Grey, dark layer cloud, indistinct outlines.
By rise of expanded air layers into the highest cloud level.
From other clouds: By increasing of a
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/altostratus/altostratus.htmAltostratus or by propagation from a
With drop strips at the bottom side if the cloud.
With torn ragged clouds, which develope in the more deeply lying unstable and turbulent layers below the basis of the Nimbostratus due to evaporation of precipitation and which grow together with the Nimbostratus ( “pannus” also applies to Cumulus pannus, Cumulonimbus pannus and Altostratus pannus!)
Low clouds (CL)
Base usually below 6,500 ft over
Description: Cloud plaices, rollers or banks compound dark gray layer cloud.
By convection in unstable air layers, which are limited by a strong inversion upward.
By undulation in very damp air layers and usually at inversions.
From other clouds (
In expanded horizontal fields or strips.
Elongated one, lens or almond-shaped banks with clearly defined outlines.
Wavelike arrangement of the cloud parts, sometimes in parallel rollers, which are separated by cloud strips.
With round, often frayed holes as with an irregular net or a honeycomb.
By small irregular gaps transparent.
not translucently, darkly
sac-like, wart-like excrescences at the bottom side of the cloud cover
Description: Evenly grey, low layer cloud, which causes fog or fine precipitation and is sometimes frazzled.
By cooling of the lower air layers, in particular by thermal radiation at the upper limit of deep-seated inversions (low Stratus).
By turbulence in the near-surface air layer, if it is enriched by precipitation with humidity (pannus forms).
http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/stratocumulus/stratocumulus.htmStratocumulus, whose bottom side drops; from fog.
Nebular, rather monotonous and grey layer cloud.
Into several parts of different size and brightness layer, which changes its form rapidly.
Thinly, more veil-like; Outlines of sun or moon clearly recognizably.
Closely, sun or moon completely covered.
With precipitation in the form of drizzles, snow grains or ice prisms.
Description: Heap cloud with flat basis in the middle or lower level, whose vertical development reminds of the form of towers, cauliflower or cotton.
Origin: The Cumulus always indicates an instability to the layering of air with appropriate convection or turbulence.
strong tattered edges; rapidly changing contours.
low and flattened.
Moderate development in height.
Large height extension; like cauliflower-looking forms.
with gust collar
with funnel cloud or tornado
with flat cap or hood (ice crystals).
With a veil (from ice) on the upper part of the subsequent swelling - sometimes broken.
with shreds (bad weather shreds)
Most of names for clouds come from Latin and are usually a combination of the following prefixes and suffixes:
Stratus/strato = flat/layered and smooth
Cumulus/cumulo = heaped up/puffy, like cauliflower
Cirrus/cirro = High up/wispy
Alto = Medium level
Nimbus/Nimbo = Rain-bearing cloud