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Clouds

Of, or pertaining to the aerosol that is suspended in the atmosphere above planet's surface.

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Clouds

nacreous

Weather; Clouds

Nacreous cloud is a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon.

noctilucent cloud

Weather; Clouds

Noctilucent cloud - from Latin noct- + lucent-, lucens lucenta- is a luminous thin usually colored cloud seen especially at twilight at a height of about 50 miles (80 kilometers).

nimbostratus

Weather; Clouds

Nimbostratus clouds belong to the Low Cloud (surface to 2000m up) group. They are dark gray with a ragged base. Nimbostratus clouds are associated with continuous rain or snow. Sometimes they cover ...

cumulonimbus

Weather; Clouds

Cumulonimbus clouds belong to the Clouds with Vertical Growth group. They are generally known as thunderstorm clouds. A cumulonimbus cloud can grow up to 10km high. At this height, high winds will ...

mammatus

Weather; Clouds

Mammatus clouds are pouches of clouds that hang underneath the base of a cloud. They are usually seen with cumulonimbus clouds that produce very strong storms. Mammatus clouds are sometimes described ...

contrails

Weather; Clouds

The white streaks you see coming off high-flying jet airplanes are called contrails, which is short for condensation trail. Contrails are clouds that formed when water vapor condenses and freezes ...

orographic clouds

Weather; Clouds

Orographic clouds are clouds that develop in response to the forced lifting of air by the earth's topography (mountains for example).

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