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Nimbus clouds are cloud types that can indicate some type of precipitation. The word "nimbus" comes from the Latin language and stands for rain. There are two different types of nimbus clouds that indicate the type of pr... More »

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Cumulonimbus clouds form when warm, moisture-laden air travels upward and is cooled, condensing into a tall body of water droplets. Cumulonimbus clouds can reach up to 10 kilometers in height and take on a flat-topped ap... More »

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The main classification for clouds is based on their height above ground and they are categorized as high-level, mid-level and low-level.. Clouds are also identified by their appearance and can be named by combining the ... More »

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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 »

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Nimbus clouds generally bear rain, and they appear flat and dark or towering with white sides with rain below them. Rain appears as thick, gray mist from a distance which makes seeing the horizon difficult. 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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The differences among cloud types depend on their altitude and their appearance. There are a few basic types of clouds. They are cirrus, stratus, cumulus and nimbus. More »

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