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  • Location: Kilmarnock, Scotland
  • Location: Kilmarnock, Scotland

    Afternoon all,

    One of the things that I would love to be able to do is name the different cloud types in the sky.

    Sounds simple really but in reality it is a very difficult thing to master.

    Trouble is that seeing it in a picture is totally different to seeing it in life. As far as I am aware there are 11 major cloud types

    Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus, Stratus, Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus, Cumulus & Cumulonimbus.

    Everyone has different learning techniques so I was wondering if any of you have some gems!?

    For example Stratus is a common low level cloud that brings drizzle and is generally grey and dull. Altostratus is the same but higher (Alto meaning High & Stratus meaning blanket) in the atmosphere.

    Hmmm... perhaps I should just learn Latin!

    Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Cat 5

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  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)
  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)

    Hiya Cat5!

    NetWeather has its own set of guides written up by the folks here. There are many guides in the guide area, from the simple weather recognition to more advanced data analysis.

    http://www.netweather.tv/forum/index.php?showforum=5

    On the second page of guides you will find one for clouds.

    :)

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  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side
  • Weather Preferences: Storms storms and more storms
  • Location: The Wash - Norfolk side
    Afternoon all,

    One of the things that I would love to be able to do is name the different cloud types in the sky.

    Sounds simple really but in reality it is a very difficult thing to master.

    Trouble is that seeing it in a picture is totally different to seeing it in life. As far as I am aware there are 11 major cloud types

    Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus, Stratus, Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus, Cumulus & Cumulonimbus.

    Everyone has different learning techniques so I was wondering if any of you have some gems!?

    For example Stratus is a common low level cloud that brings drizzle and is generally grey and dull. Altostratus is the same but higher (Alto meaning High & Stratus meaning blanket) in the atmosphere.

    Hmmm... perhaps I should just learn Latin!

    Anyway any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Cat 5

    Hello Cat5 - my partner bought me Gavin Pretor Pinney's book "The Cloudspotters Guide". It's absolutely brilliant if you're interested in clouds.

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