Cloud

Science / Weather / Cloud: A visible collection of minute particle matter, such as water droplets and/or ice crystals, in the free air. A cloud forms in the atmosphere as a result of condensation of water vapor. Condensation nuclei, such as in smoke or dust particles, form a surface upon which water vapor can condense.

Partly Cloudy

Science / Weather / Partly Cloudy: The state of the weather when the clouds are conspicuously present, but do not completely dull the sky or the day at any moment. The National Weather Service does not have an amount of sky cover for t MORE

Lenticular Cloud

Science / Weather / Lenticular Cloud: A cloud species which has elements resembling smooth lenses or almonds and more or less isolated. These clouds are caused by a wave wind pattern created by the mountains. They are also indicative of d MORE

Low Clouds

Science / Weather / Low Clouds: A term used to signify clouds with bases below 6,000 feet and are of a stratiform or a cumuliform variety. Stratiform clouds include stratus and stratocumulus. Cumuliform clouds include cumulus and cu MORE

Cloud Bank

Science / Weather / Cloud Bank: A well-defined cloud mass that can be observed at a distance. It covers the horizon, but is not directly overhead. MORE

Hill Cloud Lens

Entertainment / Photography / Hill Cloud Lens: Lens with a 180° angle of view, used for photographing cloud formations and other meteorological work. MORE

Middle Clouds

Science / Weather / Middle Clouds: A term used to signify clouds with bases between 6,000 and 18,000 feet. At the higher altitudes, they may also have some ice crystals, but they are composed mainly of water droplets. Altocumulus, alto MORE

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