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Cirriform clouds and their significance.

Cirriform clouds and their significance.

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Published by Slide Centre in London .
Written in English


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SeriesThe Rickitt encyclopedia of slides. Basic meteorology
The Physical Object
Pagination12 slides
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20215476M

• Thin, cirriform clouds of ice promote a net warming, while low stratified clouds promote net cooling. • Overall, clouds have a net cooling effect presently. • Clouds in the future could enhance OR reduce the warming by GHG. • Most models show more convection with increase in cirrus clouds. Study Exam 2 flashcards from Isabel M. on StudyBlue. Astation at an altitude of m (about 3, feet) above sea level measures anair pressure of mb.

  Clouds The most important result of adiabatic cooling is the formation of clouds. Clouds are visible aggregates of minute particles of water or ice, or both held in suspension in free air. Clouds like fogs are composed of masses of water droplet b. Cirrus clouds: These wispy clouds look wispy in part:because they're so high up, where there's very little water vapor to form into clouds. Cloud gazing The AFCRL controlled U-2 aircraft investigated the radiation characteristics of high-altitude jet stream Cirrus clouds.

An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather including enthusiasts. While AMS does not routinely accept book proposals, it has many books of lasting record--biographies, histories, guides, and textbooks--on offer through this bookstore as well as through the University of Chicago Press. Available data are generated by powerful computers. Types of Clouds and Descriptions Though, no two clouds are the same, clouds can still be categorized into different classes. Based on certain features, clouds are divided into four main types: High level clouds, medium level clouds, low level clouds and vertical clouds. Let us take a quick look at the main 4 types of clouds. Low Level Clouds.


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Cirriform clouds and their significance Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cirrus (cloud classification symbol: Ci) is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus, meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair.

This cloud can form at any altitude betw ft ( km; mi) ft (14 km; mi) above sea strands of cloud sometimes appear in tufts of a. Cirriform Clouds. Cirriform clouds are composed of cirrus or cirro clouds. In Latin, cirro means curl. These clouds appear as thin and wispy strands in the sky.

They are often called a “mare’s tail” or “children’s hair” because of their close resemblance to hair strands. High clouds form at altitudes of 3, to 7, m (10, to 25, ft) in the polar regions, 5, to 12, m (16, to 40, ft) in the temperate regions, and 6, to 18, m (20, to 60, ft) in the tropics.

All cirriform clouds are classified as high, thus constitute a single genus cirrus (Ci). Irisation may also be observed. Cirriform clouds are high clouds (see cloud classification) existing between ° and ° a result, when near the horizon, their reflected light traverses a sufficient thickness of air to often cause them to take on a yellow or orange tint even during the midday period.

On the other hand, cirriform clouds near the zenith always appear whiter than any. standing. Wind, however, can be quite strong blowing through such clouds.

They are characterized by their smooth, pol­ ished edges. The presence of these clouds is a good indication of very strong turbulence and should be avoided.

Chapter 9, "Turbulence," further explains the significance. Cloud, Cloud of the Lord. The Old Testament. The Literal l phenomena involving clouds are depicted occasionally in the Old Testament, but far from being only "natural," these are invariably linked with the direct activity of God.

Cirriform Names of Clouds. Cirriform clouds are also referred to as cirrus clouds. They are atmospheric clouds that look like thin and wispy strands.

Often, Cirrus clouds are called a mare's tail because they resemble bunched up tufts. Cirrus means curl in Latin which is why it. Unlike other books about clouds and weather, which can be very scientific and hard to understand, The Cloud Book follows a logical progression from low clouds to the high stratus clouds, and on to /5().

These form when snowsnowflakes or ice crystals fall from high cirriform clouds. Snow Pellets. Brittle, crunchy pieces of snowlike ice that usually fall as a shower from a cumuliform cloud. Chapter 5 test yourself atmo.

51 terms. jewelbrundrett. test yourself chp 5. 51 terms. marie_morton. Ch 5 Weathers. 74 terms. jellybelly Ch 5 METR Clouds are given different names based on their shape and their height in the sky.

Some clouds are puffy like cotton while others are grey and uniform. Some clouds are near the ground, while others are near the top of the diagram on the right shows.

In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space.

[1] Water or various other chemicals may compose the droplets and crystals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains. Cirriform: Cirriform clouds (i.e. clouds from the cirrus family) are found at high altitude, usually ab feet (6, metres).

They are composed of ice crystals. - It is thin, wispy and white in appearance, and its name, coming from the Latin word for 'tuft of hair', gives a good description of the cloud. Cirriform definition is - having the form of a cirrus: slender and prolonged and usually curved—used of processes.

How to use cirriform in a sentence. CIRRUS CLOUDS. Air travels in a “corkscrew” path around the jet core with upward motion on the equatorial side. Therefore, when high level moisture is available, cirriform clouds form on the equatorial side of the jet. Jet stream cloudiness can form independently of well-defined pressure systems.

2) Clouds are transient. Clouds can come and go quickly, like they’re late for a date with a cute cloud far away. Sometimes they form out of vapor and then an errant gust of wind scatters them into nothing again just minutes later.

Sometimes clouds linger for a while, filling up the sky so you can’t see the : Jock Gilchrist. Other articles where Cumuliform cloud is discussed: climate: Cloud types: irregular stirring or turbulence, (3) cumuliform clouds formed by penetrative convection, and (4) orographic clouds formed by the ascent of air over hills and mountains.

Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book. Minimal wear. % Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers.5/5(1). The Book of Clouds out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews. Guest: More than 1 year ago: Dr John Day has written many professional works in his lifetime.

This book is a visual celebration of clouds, with very limited text. This book has it all -- whether your interest in clouds is purely for their visual wonder and endless variety, or if /5(9).

Clouds by Anne F. Rockwell is a superb book that introduces children to clouds. The book discusses the various types of clouds and what they are associated with in terms of weather patterns. The illustrations are engaging and the kid-friendly content is highly educational.

The simple science experiment in the back is an added bonus/5. A two-dimensional (x, z), time-dependent, numerical cloud model is developed for the purpose of investigating the role of various physical processes involved in the maintenance of cirriform clouds.

An answer may be found in the very clouds that are driving me off this cliff. Basic physics dictates that clouds affect the climate system in different ways depending on their height, composition, and thickness.

Clouds tend to reflect more sunlight than the surfaces below them, preventing some energy from reaching Earth, and thereby cooling : Kate Marvel.These are conditions that are not normally observed.

This hypothesis and the supporting theory were put forth by Fiedler (). 5 Shallow-Layer Clouds Cirriform Clouds General Considerations Descriptive Terminology As we saw in Sec.upper-tropospheric clouds that exist at temperatures of about to °C are.They established that cirriform clouds have, on average, higher brightness temperatures than deep convective clouds (respectively K against K, Figure 5 of Young et al., ).

Therefore.