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

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cirrus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Cirrus (cloud classification symbol: Ci) is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus meaning a ringlet or ...

lenticular cloud

Weather; Clouds

Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Due to their shape, they have been offered as an ...

nimbostratus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Nimbostratus is a low-to-middle altitude cloud that has considerable vertical and horizontal extent and produces precipitation over a wide area. "Nimbo" is from the Latin word ...

stratus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Stratus clouds are a genus of low-level cloud characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base, as opposed to convective or cumuliform clouds that are formed by rising thermals. More ...

cirrostratus cloud

Weather; Clouds

Cirrostratus cloud is a high, thin, generally uniform stratiform genus-type, composed of ice-crystals. It is difficult to detect and is capable of forming halos when the cloud takes the form of thin ...

overshooting top

Weather; Clouds

An overshooting top (or penetrating top) is a dome-like protrusion that shoots out of the top of the anvil of a thunderstorm. When an overshooting top is present for 10 minutes or longer, it is a ...

water sprout

Weather; Clouds

Mainly appears as a whirlwind that has formed over water and has taken in enough water to make it appear like a pillar of water.

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