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 cumulonimbus. This altitude applies to the temperate zone. In the polar regions, these clouds may be found at lower altitudes. In the tropics, the defining altitudes for cloud types are generally higher.
Low Adjective Synonyms: short, squat, little, small, stubby, stumpy, stunted, low-lying
Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Low Water (MLW): A tidal datum. The average of all the low water heights observed over the National Tidal Datum Epoch. For stations with shorter series, comparison of simultaneous observations with a control tide stat MORE
Health / Herbs / Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis): The root soothes mucous membranes, helps heal wounds, ointments and cremes made from the root are effective on chapped hands and lips, internally treats inflammation and problems of the genito-urinary MORE