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CLOUDS. CUMULUS. CHARACTERISTICS Puffy Vertical Growing Clouds Thick Looks like popcorn Form thunderstorms Cumulus – piled, heaped. STRATUS. CHARACTERISTICS: Stratus - Sheet like Low clouds Layered Covers large areas of the sky Blocks the sun “Covers” the earth. CIRRUS.

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CUMULUS

  • CHARACTERISTICS

  • Puffy

  • Vertical Growing Clouds

  • Thick

  • Looks like popcorn

  • Form thunderstorms

  • Cumulus – piled, heaped


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STRATUS

  • CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Stratus - Sheet like

  • Low clouds

  • Layered

  • Covers large areas of the sky

  • Blocks the sun

  • “Covers” the earth


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CIRRUS

  • CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Highest Clouds

  • Wispy

  • Feathery

  • Cirrus – curly

  • Made of ice crystals


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CUMULONIMBUS

  • CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Thunderstorm Clouds

  • Produce Hail, Lightning, and Thunder

  • Anvil shaped

  • Can reach into the stratosphere

  • Nimbo - Rain



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ALTO/CIRRO CLOUDS

ALTO – MIDDLE

CIRRO - HIGH








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FOG

4 types:

Radiation Fog – Forms over land due to cooling at night

Advection Fog – Forms when warm air moves over cold land

Steam Fog – When cool land air moves over a warm body of water.

Slope Fog – When warm air moves up a slope and cools.