Fractus

Science / Weather / Fractus: The elements of cumulus and stratus clouds that appear in irregular fragments, as if they had been shred or torn. Never appears in cirrus clouds. Also known as scud.

Cumulus Fractus

Science / Weather / Cumulus Fractus: Cumulus clouds that appear in irregular fragments, as if they had been shred or torn. Also appears in stratus clouds (called stratus fractus), but not in cirrus clouds. MORE

Stratus Fractus

Science / Weather / Stratus Fractus: Stratus clouds that appear in irregular fragments, as if they had been shred or torn. Also appears in cumulus clouds (called cumulus fractus), but not in cirrus clouds. MORE

Scud

Technology / Aviation / Scud: A low, foglike cloud layer. MORE

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