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  • Location: Isle of wight
  • Location: Isle of wight

    good afternoon all.

    i am currently learning all the clouds and there names.

    if any one has any photos of clouds then could they post them.

    this could also be useful for anyone else learning.

    i wil start:

    i have this photo of a cloud taken in ryde but i dont know the name of it, if anyones knows it would be a great start.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    That's a cumulonimbus. If a cloud has a fluffy top and dark base it is usually defined as a cumulus, but if it reaches the ice crystal formation (usually noted when the top of the cloud has a flatter appearance, often with trails of precipitation visible from it) then it's a cumulonimbus.

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Here we have Stratocumulus a lower level cloud pic 1... and an Altocumulus which is a middle level cloud and 2 silver birch trees in the 2nd pic. :nonono:

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    I rather liked this one yesterday, i stopped what i was doing especially to photograph it.post-4726-1172949612_thumb.jpg

    There is this one from today aswell.post-4726-1172949646_thumb.jpg oh and erm this onepost-4726-1172949757_thumb.jpg I think i had better stop :lol: i am getting carried away :nonono:

    Russ

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
    thats great russ, but can u put the names of the clouds by the pictures.

    cheers

    kelly

    I really like that 1st photo that Russ has posted all types of clouds there from cumulus and stratocumulus just above the lower thicker cumulus cloud,then altocumulus just above the trees on the right...then cirrus and cirrostatus on the top end of the photo. :unknw:

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Mammatus Cloud: Falling cold air though moisture laden levels produces these 'upside down' clouds

    mam1.jpg

    Kelvin-Helmholtz Cloud, caused by wind shear, these sometimes form if the conditions are right

    khcloud1a.jpg

    khcloud4.jpg

    Noctillucecnt Cloud. These are summer events when electric blue clouds illuminate the night sky

    nc11july05.jpg

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