Stratus clouds are formed when an upward-moving current of air collides with a thinner layer of air above it, causing water drops to form. The name "stratus cloud" derives from the...
While light rain may fall, this cloud does not indicate much meteorological activity.
... Stratus clouds form when a sheet of warm, moist air lifts off the ground and ...
Stratus clouds also form when a layer of air is cooled from below to its ...
Altostratus clouds do not allow enough sunlight to break through the cloud to
form any ...
Usually stratus clouds and fog form when it has been cold out and then warmer,
wet air blows in. As the warm air flows over the cold ground or over the cold air ...
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Precipitation normally does not occur with this cloud, although drizzle or mist may
be observed. This type of cloud resembles fog, and occasionally when fog lifts, it
will form a stratus cloud ... Latin Derivatives: nimbus - "violent rain" and stratus - "
layer" ... The base of an altostratus cloud is found within the...
Cloud Why do clouds form at different heights in the atmosphere? ...
Cirrocumulus clouds are usually seen in the winter and indicate fair, but cold
Stratus clouds form a low layer that can cover the entire sky like a blanket,
bringing generally gray and dull weather. Stratus clouds may form only a few
When and Where do Stratus Clouds Form? As a warm front approaches, stratus
clouds are observed alongside and to the north of the front. During times when ...
cooling. Stratus clouds are the lowest forming and are often ... Similar to cumulus
clouds in form and composition, ... but being so high up, they do make for nice.