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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 ...

Cirrus Clouds: thin and wispy


The most common form of high-level clouds are thin and often wispy cirrus clouds . Typically found at heights greater than 20,000 feet (6,000 meters), cirrus ...

Cirrus Clouds - USATODAY.com


Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds that usually form above 18,000 feet. These clouds are blown by strong westerly winds aloft into streamers known as "mares'  ...

Cirrus Clouds | UCAR Center for Science Education


Cirrus clouds are made of ice crystals and look like long, thin, wispy white streamers high in the sky. They are commonly known as "mare's tails" because they ...

How Cirrus Clouds Form | Clouds & Climate Change - Live Science


May 9, 2013 ... Cirrus clouds are the wispy clouds that form at high altitudes. A new study looks at how they form and how this changes scientists' view of these ...

Ten Basic Cloud Types - National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...


Cirrus. Detached clouds in the form of white, delicate filaments, mostly white patches or narrow bands. They may have a fibrous (hair-like) and/or silky sheen ...

Clouds - Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids


Clouds move with the wind. High cirrus clouds are pushed along by the jet stream, sometimes traveling at more than 100 miles-per-hour. When clouds are part ...

Cirrus Clouds - Windows to the Universe


Sep 25, 2007 ... Cirrus clouds are the most common of the High Cloud (5000-13000m) group. They are composed entirely of ice and consist of long, thin, wispy ...

S'COOL - Cirrus Cloud


Feb 12, 2016 ... Cirrus at Sunset Outside of Pittsburgh, PA. July 10, 2010. Beautiful cirrus clouds stretch across the sky. Photo by Amy Lankey.

Clouds & Radiation Fact Sheet : Feature Articles


The high, thin cirrus clouds in the Earth's atmosphere act in a way similar to clear air because they are highly transparent to shortwave radiation (their cloud ...

Cirrus Clouds
Cirrus (weather symbol - Ci) clouds are the most common of the High Cloud (5000-13000m) group. They are composed entirely of ice and consist of long, thin, wispy streamers... More »
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April 2016 - Most of the time, you see cirrus clouds very high up in the sky, looking thin and wispy, like someone pulled a bigger cloud apart into little bits of cloud ...

Weather Facts: Cirrus - Weather UK - weatheronline.co.uk


Cirrus (Ci) - the name derives from the Latin cirrus = curl of hair, tuft or wisp. Cirrus cloud is a member of the ten fundamental cloud types (or cloud genera) and ...

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