Cirrocumulus lacunosus

Cirrocumulus lacunosus
Cirrocumulus lacunosus clouds
Cirrocumulus lacunosus clouds
Abbreviation Cc la
Symbol CH 9.png
Genus Cirro- (curl of hair)
-cumulus (heaped)
Variety lacunosus (full of holes)
Altitude Above 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
Classification Family A (High-level)
Appearance perforated with round, frayed holes[1]
Precipitation cloud? No
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Cirrocumulus lacanosus is a type of cirrocumulus cloud. The name cirrocumulus lacanosus is derived from Latin, meaning "full of hollows".[2] Cirrocumulus lacanosus is a relatively rare cloud form that occurs as a layer of cloud with circular holes in it.[3] These holes normally have frayed edges, and they are often arranged in a manner that resembles a net or a honeycomb.[4]

See also

List of cloud types

References

  1. ^ Wolken-Online. "Cirrocumulus". Cloud Atlas. http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cirrocumulus/cirrocumulus.htm. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of stratus". http://latinlexicon.org/definition.php?p1=1008985. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed. ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. pp. 67. ISBN 1585748579. http://books.google.com/books?id=BR2ft4G5TgQC&lpg=PA1&pg=PA67#v=onepage&q=cirrocumulus%20lacunosus&f=false. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Callanan, Martin. "Cirrocumulus lacunosus". International Cloud Atlas. nephology.eu. http://nephology.eu/cirrocumulus/cirrocumulus-lacunosus. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 

External links

International Cloud Atlas - Cirrocumulus lacunosus


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