Altostratus clood

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Altostratus clood
Altostratus clouds over Hong Kong.JPG
Altostratus translucidus ower Hong Kong, Cheenae in Mey.
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GenusAlto- (Middle)
-stratus (layered)
Varietyalto an altostratus cloods alto cirrus
Altitude2,400–6,100 m
(6,500–20,000 ft)
AppearanceSheet or layer, can uisually see the sun throu it
Precipitation clood?Rain possible in thickened cloods. Clessification is chynged tae nimbostratus if rain acomes persistent.[2]

Altostratus is a middle altitude clood genus alangin tae the stratiform pheesical category characterised bi a generally uniform gray tae bluish-gray sheet or layer.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Palmer, Chad (16 October 2005). "Stratus Clouds". Weather. USA Today. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. "The cloud classification system - Altostratus". Archived frae the oreeginal on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. World Meteorological Organization, ed. (1975). Altostratus, International Cloud Atlas (PDF). I. pp. 35–37. ISBN 92-63-10407-7. Retrieved 26 August 2014.