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ALTO-CUMULUS FLOCCUS [1 record]

Record 1 2005-06-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
CONT

Altocumulus floccus clouds ... occur as white or grey scattered tufts with rounded and slightly bulging upper parts. These clouds resemble very small ragged cumulus and are often accompanied by fibrous trials of virga from their bases.

CONT

Two species of altocumulus are coded under CM8. Altocumulus floccus clouds [and] altocumulus castellanus ...

Key term(s)
  • alto-cumulus floccus
  • alto cumulus floccus

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Flocons ressemblant à de petits cumulus sans base, plus ou moins déchirés.

OBS

Description des nuages. [...] Genre : altocumulus. Espèces : floccus, stratiformis, lenticularis, castellanus. Variétés : radiatus, opacus, translucidus, perlucidus, undulatus, lacunosus, duplicatus. Formes : virga, mamma. Générateurs : cumulogenitus, cumulonimbogenitus.

Key term(s)
  • alto-cumulus floccus
  • alto cumulus floccus

Spanish

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