|Cirrocumulus undulatus cloud|
Cirrocumulus undulatus clouds
|Genus||Cirrus (curl of hair)
|Altitude||Above 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
|Classification||Family A (High-level)|
|Appearance||wavy heaps of cloudlets|
Cirrocumulus undulatus is a variety of cirrocumulus cloud. The name cirrocumulus undulatus is derived from Latin, meaning "diversified as with waves". They have a rippled appearance due to wind shear and usually cover only a small portion of the sky. They appear in bands as small patches or layers. Occasionally, they comprise two or more wave forms superposed upon one another. The individual cloudlets can either be circular, or elongated in the direction of the rows.
- Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of undulatus". Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- Gavin Pretor-Pinney (2007). The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds. Perigee Books. p. 204. ISBN 9780399533457.
- Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. p. 67. ISBN 1-58574-857-9. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
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