Cirrostratus fibratus

Cirrostratus fibratus
Abbreviation Cs fib
Symbol CH 7.png
Genus Cirrus- (curl of hair)
-stratus (layered)
Species fibratus (fibrous)
Altitude Above 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
Classification Family A (High-level)
Appearance fibrous veils[1]
Precipitation cloud? No
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Cirrostratus fibratus is a type of cirrostratus cloud. The name cirrostratus fibratus is derived from Latin, meaning "fibrous".[2] Cirrostratus fibratus is one of the two most common forms that cirrostratus often takes, with the other being cirrostratus nebulosus.[3] They are formed from strong, continuous winds blowing at high altitudes, and they often cover a large portion of the sky.[4] Cirrostratus fibratus may often develop from either cirrus fibratus or cirrus spissatus cloud.[5] Precipitation is often imminent behind these clouds; however, they are not a precipitation-producing cloud.[6]

See also

List of cloud types

References

  1. ^ Wolken Online. "Cirrostratus". Cloud Atlas. http://www.clouds-online.com/cloud_atlas/cirrostratus/cirrostratus.htm. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of fibratus, fibratus". http://latinlexicon.org/definition.php?p1=2022232&p2=f&p3=2. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed. ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. pp. 62. ISBN 1585748579. http://books.google.com/books?id=BR2ft4G5TgQC&lpg=PA1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q=cirrostratus%20fibratus&f=false. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Rodgers, Alan; Streluk, Angella (2007). Cloud cover (Rev. and updated. ed.). Chicago, Ill.: Heinemann Library. pp. 25. ISBN 9781432900779. http://books.google.com/books?id=SjIlttq9lDYC&pg=PA25&dq=%22cirrostratus+fibratus%22&hl=en&ei=wKVxTp7mOYncgQeYiZWNBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22cirrostratus%20fibratus%22&f=false. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Callanan, Martin. "Cirrostratus fibratus". International Cloud Atlas. nephology.eu. http://nephology.eu/cirrostratus/cirrostratus-fibratus. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Institute of Atmospheric Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. "Cirrostratus (fibratus)". A Guide to the Sky. http://www.ias.sdsmt.edu/dept/clouds/2d.htm. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

External links

International Cloud Atlas - Cirrostratus fibratus



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