1 Formation of clouds; 2 Cloud classification: Order of listed types; 3 Polar .....
Frontal cirrostratus is a precursor to rain or snow if it thickens into mid-level ...
Cirrus clouds are always composed of ice crystals, and their transparent
character ... Altostratus, This is a dark gray cloud layer diffused by falling rain or
A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. ...
Cirrostratus clouds usually come 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm.
When enough droplets get together they fall to the ground as rain or if it's very
cold, they freeze and fall down as snow, sleet or hail. Clouds play an important ...
There are ten main cloud types, which are further divided into 27 sub-types
according to their height shape, colour ... Precipitation: heavier intensity rain or
... are responsible for most precipitation that falls to Earth: stratus, cumulus and
nimbus. These clouds are capable of producing both rain and snow, often by ...
Stratus—“Stratus” means “layer” and refers to the group of clouds that form in big
sheets covering the entire sky. ... Nimbus—“Nimbus” comes from the Latin word
for “rain. ... They produce continual precipitation, usually drizzle or snow.
There are three main types of higher level clouds: cirrus, cirrostratus and
cirrocumulus. ..... When it gives precipitation, it is in the form of continuous rain or
Common Cloud Names, Shapes, and Altitudes: ... Often called “fair-weather”
clouds, cumulus clouds are common ... Precipitation: Occasional light rain, snow.