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