Clouds

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Jared023
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260351
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Clouds
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2014-03-30 13:00:51
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Cloud classification
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Classification of Clouds
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  1. altocumulus
  2. altostratus
  3. Cirrocumulus
  4. Cirrus
  5. contrail
  6. cumulonimbus
  7. cumulus
  8. fog
  9. nimbostratus
  10. stratocumulus
  11. 2 base types of clouds, and meaning
    • Stratus-stable (flat)
    • Cumulus-unstable (fluffy)
  12. 3 prefixes for heights
    • Cirro-high
    • Alto-middle
    • nothing-low
  13. Name if it is a rain cloud
    Nimbus
  14. 2 Types of cumulus
    • 1.  Fair weather cumulus
    • 2.  Cumulus congestus

  15. Cloud under cumulonimbus anvil
    Mammatus
  16. Seasons for cumulonimbus
    Spring and Summer
  17. How to know direction of cumulonimbus
    Direction anvil points
  18. How to ID cumuls heights
    • arms length
    • -cover with pinky-cirro
    • -cover with thumb-alto
    • -cover with fist-low level
  19. What clouds are actually ice crystals?
    Cirrostratus

  20. UFO cloud
    Lenticular (downwind of mountain)
  21. Heights of clouds
    • High-20,000'
    • Mid-6,500-20,000'
    • Low-Less than 6,500'

  22. Heavens opening up
    Asperatus
  23. 2 elevations and where they change
    • Troposhpere
    • Stratosphere 5-6 miles
  24. Feet in a mile
    5280
  25. When it goes from troposphere to stratosphere
    Tropopause
  26. Where are clouds made?
    Condensation level

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