Cirrocumulus stratiformis

Cirrocumulus stratiformis
Layer of cirrocumulus stratiformis clouds
Layer of cirrocumulus stratiformis clouds
Abbreviation Cc str
Symbol CH 9.png
Genus Cirro- (curl of hair)
-cumulus (heaped)
Species Stratiformis (layered)
Altitude Above 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
Classification Family A (High-level)
Appearance horizontal layers[1]
Precipitation cloud? No
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Cirrocumulus stratiformis is a type of cirrocumulus cloud. The name cirrocumulus stratiformis is derived from Latin, meaning "stretched out".[2] Cirrocumulus stratiformus occurs as very small cirrocumulus clouds that cover a large part of the sky. This type of cloud always occurs in thin layers.[3] There can be spaces or rifts between the individual cloudlets in the layer.[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 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of stratus". http://latinlexicon.org/definition.php?p1=2056156. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed. ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. pp. 66–67. ISBN 1585748579. http://books.google.com/books?id=BR2ft4G5TgQC&lpg=PA1&pg=PA67#v=snippet&q=Cirrocumulus%20stratiformis&f=false. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Callanan, Martin. "Cirrocumulus stratiformis". International Cloud Atlas. nephology.eu. http://nephology.eu/cirrocumulus/cirrocumulus-stratiformis. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

External links

International Cloud Atlas - Cirrocumulus stratiformis


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