SJSU METR 60 - Cloud Types (17 pages)

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17
School:
San Jose State University
Course:
Metr 60 - Meteorology I
Meteorology I Documents

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Lecture 12 Cloud Types See Ahrens Ch 4 Classification Forms Stratiform Cumuliform Cirriform Height Genera species varieties as in biology Genera also called cloud types Forms Stratiform like stratus Arranged in horizontal sheets Comes from Latin verb meaning to spread out Cumuliform like cumulus Rounded masses Comes from Latin verb meaning to swell Cirriform like cirrus Fibrous made of ice crystals From Latin lock of hair Cloud Genera Types High Clouds Cirrus Ci cirrostratus Ci cirrocumulus Cc Middle level Clouds Altostratus As altocumulus Ac Low Clouds Stratus St nimbostratus Ns stratocumulus Sc Clouds exhibiting extensive vertical development Cumulus Cu cumulonimbus Cb Cirrus Cirrostratus Halo Cirrocumulus Mackerel Sky Altostratus Altocumulus Stratus Stratocumulus Nimbostratus Cumulus Humilis Fair Weather Cumulus Cumulus Congestus Towering Cumulus Cumulonimbus Thundercloud Anvil



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