Clouds. I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills…. Thin wispy high clouds. Cirrus. High, small, puffy and patchy. Cirrocumulus. Tall, fluffy angry looking grey clouds. Cumulonimbus. Medium height, small puffy clouds, patchy lines. Altocumulus.
I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills….
Thin wispy high clouds
High, small, puffy and patchy
Tall, fluffy angry looking grey clouds
Medium height, small puffy clouds, patchy lines
Thin and uniform
Low, puffy and piled up
Uniform, thin to think layered clouds, ill-defined
Broad and flat on the bottom, puffy on top
Cirro- given to high altitude clouds- means wisp of hair.
Alto- given to mid-altitude clouds- means high.
Nimbo (prefix) or nimbus (suffix)- is used for clouds that bring rain.
Cumulo- means heap and refer to piles of clouds.
Stratus- means layer and refers to flat wide layered clouds.
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