Stratus clouds are low-level cloud characterized by horizontal layering with a
uniform base, ... fog-like cloud. While light rain may fall, this cloud does not
indicate much meteorological activity....
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 ...
Oct 16, 2005 ... 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 Why do clouds form at different heights in the atmosphere? ... Cirrostratus
clouds usually come 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm. Cirrostratus ...
May 8, 2013 ... Clouds form in three basic patterns or classifications: cirrus, stratus ... As the air
rises, the temperature decreases and so does the amount of ...
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
Detached clouds in the form of white, delicate filaments, mostly white patches or
... Altostratus clouds do not produce a halo phenomenon nor are the shadows of
Jul 25, 2016 ... How do stratus clouds form? Stratus clouds form in calm, stable conditions when
gentle breezes raise cool, moist air over colder land or ocean ...
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.
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