How many types of clouds are there?


There are 10 main types of clouds that are found in nature. These clouds are combinations of three different families; cirrus, cumulus and stratus clouds.

According to the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the different families of clouds include cirrus "curl of hair" clouds, cumulus "heap" clouds and stratus "layer" clouds. Combinations of these different families of clouds make up 10 different types of clouds, which include cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altostratus, altocumulus, nimbostratus, stratus, stratocumulus, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds. Cirrus clouds are wispy and high in the atmosphere. Stratus clouds are low and gray clouds. Cumulus clouds look like cauliflowers and appear before storms strike. Cumulonimbus clouds tend to bring about thunderstorms.

Q&A Related to "How many types of clouds are there?"
There are three basic types of clouds. The three types of clouds are cumulus, stratus and cirrus. Each type of cloud is then broken down into different kinds depending on their size
there are at least 3 different types high layered, mid layered and low layered not soo sure on names all i no is cirricus hope this helps :D
1. Check the shape of the cloud. Stratus clouds stretch across low the sky horizontally. These form between layers of cool air and moist, warm air and may stretch for several miles
Cloud types are usually classified grouped into "low" "middle" and "high" clouds,
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