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Cloud Types A bit o’ history Basic Nomenclature Cloud Categories High Clouds (>7 km) Middle Clouds (2–7 km) Low Clouds (0–2 km) Vertical Clouds (>0 km) Unusual Clouds
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History of Cloud Naming 1802: Lamarck formed first, little- known naming scheme 1803: Luke Howard proposed Latin cloud names based on appearance 1887: Abercromby and Hildebrandsson classified clouds by height above ground and by appearance (from Howard’s naming scheme)
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Nomenclature Stratus Cumulus Nimbus Cirrus Layer-like Heaps; puffs Precipitating Hair-like; fibrous
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Cloud Classification Cirrus (Ci) Cirrostratus (Cs) Cirrocumulus (Cc) Altostratus (As) Altocumulus (Ac) Stratus (St) Stratocumulus (Sc) Nimbostratus (Ns) High clouds 5 – 13 km Middle clouds 2 – 7 km Low clouds 0 – 2 km Cumulus (Cu) Cumulonimbus (Cb) Vertical clouds > 0 km Table 4.3
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Cirrus Composition: ice crystals Appearance: fibrous
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Cirrus Composition: ice crystals Appearance: fibrous
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Cirrocumulus Tightly packed cumuliform elements “Mackerel sky”
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Cirrostratus Thin, sheetlike veil Halo around sun or moon
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Altocumulus Composition: supercooled water and ice crystals Appearance: thick puffs
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Altostratus Gray veil “Watery” sun
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