hi i am talking here about clouds: three types of clouds .
- cirrus = cirrus clouds are wispy,curly or stingy. they are found high in the atmosphere- typically higher than 6000 meters ( 20000 feet) and are usually made of ice of crystals. cirrus clouds usually signal clear, fair weather . there shape often indicates the direction the wind is blowing high in the atmosphere.
- stratus clouds are horizontal and stratified or layered stratus clouds are blanket the entire sky in a single pattern they usually occur close to the earth. the presence of stratus clouds usually means a chilly,overcast day.
- cumulus clouds are large and lumpy. there names come from the latin word meaning heap or pile.they can stretch vertically into the atmosphere upto 120000 metrs.the higher the base of a cloud is the drier the atmosphere.clouds located close to the ground may heavy snow or rain.
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