According to the National Weather Service, common clouds that occur high in the atmosphere contain the ciro- prefix and include cirrus clouds, cirrostratus clouds and cirrocumulus clouds. Those that travel at a medium at... More »

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The cirrus, altostratus, and cumulus are examples of cloud types. Wave clouds and hole-punch clouds are unusual clouds that appear rarely. Clouds are classified according to their form and height above the sea level. More »

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There are 10 main types of clouds that are found in nature. These clouds are combinations of three different families; cirrus, cumulus and stratus clouds. More »

When clouds are fluffy and low to the ground they make the temperature cooler, but if they are high in the atmosphere they keep the Earth warmer. They do this in several ways, including absorbing the heat transmitted fro... More »

There are 10 main types of clouds that are found in nature. These clouds are combinations of three different families; cirrus, cumulus and stratus clouds. More »

Clouds that produce precipitation as rain or snow are called frontal cirrostratus, altostratus and nimbostratus clouds. Nimbostratus clouds produce the most intense precipitation but don't produce all the elements that c... More »

Cumulonimbus clouds, also known as thunderheads, release hail and rain in conjunction with updrafts. Ice crystals ride such updrafts into the air and then fall through the clouds, collecting water droplets as they drop. ... More »