TYPES OF CLOUDS

4 types of cloud forms

The core 4 types of cloud forms

While clouds appear in infinite shapes and sizes they fall into some basic forms. From his Essay of the Modifications of Clouds (1803) Luke Howard divided clouds into three basic categories; cirrus, cumulus and stratus. Cirro-form The Latin word ‘cirro’ means curl of hair. Composed of ice crystals, cirro-form clouds are whitish and hair-like. There …

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aerial view of cloudscape

10 types of clouds

Cloud are visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground. The following are types of clouds High clouds Cirrus Cirrus are detached clouds in the form of white, delicate filaments, mostly white patches or narrow bands. They may have a fibrous (hair-like) and/or silky sheen appearance. Cirrus clouds …

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