Cloud Formations

by Kirstinszogas
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Grade:
12

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Cloud Formations

Cloud Formations!

Cumulonimbus CloudsHave unstable air throughout them; cause violent turbulence; strong possibility for icinghttp://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/vrt/gifs/cb3.gif

Cirrus CloudsFair weather clouds, do not usally cause any ice or snow, very dense cirrus clouds can cause turbulencehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Cirrus_clouds2.jpg/250px-Cirrus_clouds2.jpg

Cirrocumulus Clouds May contain super-cooled water droplets which can cause turbulence and icinghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Cirrocumulus_Clouds_Thousand_Oaks_July_2010.jpg

Cirrostatrus CloudsCause very little icing, if any at all; do not cause turbulence, are sometimes difficult to seehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/CirrusField-color.jpg/300px-CirrusField-color.jpg

Altocumulus CloudsCause small amounts of icing and a little turbulencehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Altocumulus.jpg/300px-Altocumulus.jpg

Altostratus CloudsCause moderate amounts of icing, little or no turbluence, but they restrict the passage of sunlighthttp://www.eo.ucar.edu/kids/sky/images/Peggy002_sm.jpg

Altocumulus CastellanusCause unstable air and rough turbulence. Also can cause small amounts of icing.http://www.australiasevereweather.com/photography/photos/2007/0102jd14.jpg

Standing Lenticular Altocumulus CloudsCause a lot of turbulencehttp://www.thelivingmoon.com/43ancients/04images/Earth/Clouds/Lenticular18.jpg

Nimbostrarus CloudsVery little turbulence, can cause serious icing if the temperatures are low enough, very dark and low to the groundhttp://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/SCOOL/images/Ns1.jpg

Stratus CloudsCause little or no turbluence, can cause hazardous icing if the temperatres are cool enough, often cause fog or rain, and greatly reduce visibiltyhttp://www.earthonlinemedia.com/images/atmosphere/clouds/stratus_NOAA_wea02047.jpg

Stratocumulus CloudsCause some turbulence, and possible icing, visibility is low but better than stratus cloudshttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Above_the_Clouds.jpg/300px-Above_the_Clouds.jpg

Cumulus CloudsA shallow layer of unstable air, some turbulence, no significant icinghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Cumulus_clouds_in_fair_weather.jpeg

Towering Cumulus CloudsVery strong turbulence, some clear icinghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Cumulus_congestus_cloud.jpg/300px-Cumulus_congestus_cloud.jpg


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