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

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cumulonimbus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Cumulonimbus, from the Latin cumulus ("heap") and nimbus ("rainstorm", "storm cloud"), is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric ...

cumulonimbus incus

Weather; Clouds

A cumulonimbus incus (Latin incus, "anvil") is a cumulonimbus cloud which has reached the level of stratospheric stability and has formed the characteristic flat, anvil-top shape. They can ...

cumulonimbus calvus

Weather; Clouds

Cumulonimbus calvus is a moderately tall cumulonimbus cloud which is capable of precipitation, but has not yet reached the height where it forms into a cumulonimbus capillatus (fibrous-top) or ...

mammary cloud

Weather; Clouds

Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breast cloud"), is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name ...

cumulus humilis cloud

Weather; Clouds

Cumulus humilis is a cumuliform cloud with little vertical extent that is commonly referred to as "fair weather cumulus". It is generally classified as a low cloud, but in hot countries and ...

cumulus congestus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Cumulus congestus clouds are a form of cumulus cloud that can be based in the low or middle height ranges. They achieve considerable vertical development (family D2) in areas of deep, moist ...

arcus cloud

Weather; Clouds

An arcus cloud is a low, horizontal cloud formation. Roll clouds and shelf clouds are the two types of arcus clouds. A shelf cloud is usually associated with the leading edge of thunderstorm outflow; ...

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