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Visible blue sky between individual cloud element

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Unformatted text preview: dle Clouds Altostratus (As) grayish composed of ice crystals and water droplets. Cover entire sky over many miles. Parts thin enough to reveal the sun Altocumulus (Ac) grayish composed of ice crystals and water droplets. Cover entire sky over many miles. Parts thin enough to reveal the sun (Ac) (As) Visualizing Physical Geography Cirrus (Ci) hair like appearance composed of mostly ice crystals Cirrostratus (Cs)cover totally or partially fibrous or smooth appearance Cirrocumulus (Cc) small rounded white puffs in long rows (Cc) High Clouds (Ci) (Cs) Visualizing Physical Geography Clouds with vertical development Cumulus (Cu) Look like floating cotton with sharp outlines and a flat base Cumulonimbus (Cb) heavy dense cloud with vertical extent. Huge tower like (Cu) Visualizing Physical Geography Some severe enough storms can poke through to the tropopause into the stratosphere. As it does it flattens out and produces this anvil shape Visualizing Physical Geography Lenticular clouds form at right angles to the wind, over mountain tops are common Mammatus clouds Air si...
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