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Report Forecasts End To The 'One-Size-Fits-All' Cloud
2012-05-24 09:43:04

There are several different cloud types such as cumulus, stratus, cirrus and altostratus; and so too there should be different shapes and flavors of cloud computing.


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2009-07-04 15:37:27

Nimbostratus clouds are distinguished by a formless cloud layer that is predominantly dark gray in color. "Nimbo" comes from the Latin word "nimbus", meaning rain. It is a cloud that produces rain, and develops a cloud base between the surface and 10,000 feet. These clouds normally have a thickness of 6,500 to 10,000 feet, but can range from 3,500 to 15,000 feet. In rare cases, nimbostratus can be very thin and be accompanied by a separate layer of altostratus divided by a cloudless layer....

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2009-07-04 15:31:03

Altostratus clouds are clouds belonging to a class distinguished by a uniform gray sheet or layer. They are lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus. The sun is visible and shines through these clouds. Altostratus frequently covers the entire sky. These are similar to lower altitude stratus clouds. Altostratus is caused when a large mass of air is lifted then condensed, typically by an incoming frontal system. Altostratus can form over wide-spread areas and be...

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2009-07-04 15:24:37

A Stratus cloud is a cloud belonging to a class distinguished by horizontal layering with a uniform base. This type of cloud is different from other clouds that are usually taller than they are wide (these are known as cumulus clouds). The term "˜stratus', In Latin, means layer or blanket. Stratus clouds are flat, featureless clouds of low altitude that can vary in color from dark gray to nearly white. A typical cloudy day usually features a sky filled with stratus clouds obscuring the view...

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