Types Of Clouds

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  • Created on: 09-04-13 10:59

Types Of Clouds

Cirrus

  • Found high in the atmosphere – usually over 5,500 metres
  • Common throughout the world
  • Thin and wispy in appearance
  • Move fairly quickly

Stratus

  • Low level – below 2000m and sometimes reaching ground.
  • Usually grey and colour and move fast.
  • Can produce light rain and snow.
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Types Of Clouds

Cumulonimbus

  • Large clouds up to 10km high and across.
  • They resemble giant cauliflower.
  • Produce rain, thunder and lightening
  • Usually found in spring and summer

Cumulus

  • Fairly low clouds with bottom between 600m and 1200m
  • Look like lumps of cotton wool
  • Can produce light rain
  • Individual clouds have a short life cycle

 Clouds are measured in OKTAS

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Types Of Clouds

Cumulonimbus

  • Large clouds up to 10km high and across.
  • They resemble giant cauliflower.
  • Produce rain, thunder and lightening
  • Usually found in spring and summer

Cumulus

  • Fairly low clouds with bottom between 600m and 1200m
  • Look like lumps of cotton wool
  • Can produce light rain
  • Individual clouds have a short life cycle
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