Cirrocumulus clood

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Cirrocumulus clood
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Cirrocumulus floccus
Abbreviation Cc[1]
Genus Cirro- (curl o hair)
-cumulus (heaped)
Altitude Abuin 6,000 m
(20,000 ft)
Clessification Family A (Heich-level)
Appearance Smaa, heich, patched cloods, in rows[2]
Precipitation clood? Occasionally virga.[2] Mey form ahead o a frontal sestem, especially thegither wi other cirriform cloods meanin rain in aroond 10 oors.

Cirrocumulus is ane o the three main genus-teeps o heich-altitude tropospheric cloods, the ither twa bein cirrus an cirrostratus.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ahrens 2006, p. 120
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cirrocumulus Clouds" (PDF). Cloud Microphysics Webpage. Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. Funk, Ted. "Cloud Classifications and Characteristics" (PDF). The Science Corner. NOAA. Retrieved 6 February 2011.