Cirrocumulus stratiformis

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Cirrocumulus stratiformis
Layer of cirrocumulus stratiformis clouds
AbbreviationCc str
GenusCirro- (curl)
-cumulus (heaped)
SpeciesStratiformis (layer form)
AltitudeAbove 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
ClassificationFamily A (High-level)
Appearancehorizontal layers[1]
PrecipitationVirga only

Cirrocumulus stratiformis is a type of cirrocumulus cloud. The name cirrocumulus stratiformis is derived from Latin, meaning "stretched out".[2] Cirrocumulus stratiformis occurs as very small cirrocumulus clouds that cover a large part of the sky. This type of cloud always occurs in thin layers.[3] There can be spaces or rifts between the individual cloudlets in the layer.[4]

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  1. ^ Wolken-Online. "Cirrocumulus". Cloud Atlas. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of stratus". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. pp. 66–67. ISBN 1-58574-857-9. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ Callanan, Martin. "Cirrocumulus stratiformis". International Cloud Atlas. Retrieved 14 July 2011.

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