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What prefix do we add to the name of a cloud to indicate that it is found at mid-level elevation?

What prefix do we add to the name of a cloud to indicate that it is found at mid-level elevation?

alto
Mid-level clouds: The bases of clouds in the middle level of the troposphere, given the prefix “alto,” appear between 6,500 and 20,000 feet.

What is the prefix for clouds?

Alto (meaning “high”) is a prefix given to mid-altitude clouds (between 6,000 and 20,000 feet). There is no prefix for low-altitude clouds….

Type of Cloud (Genus) Cumulus
Abbreviation Cu
Appearance Puffy and piled up.
Altitude (height) Below 6,500 feet (Vertical clouds)

What prefix do we add to the name of a cloud to indicate that it is producing rain?

nimbus
If low, layered clouds are precipitating, they’re called nimbostratus. The prefix “nimbo” comes from “nimbus,” which means that this low cloud produces precipitation (note that nimbus can also be used as a suffix, as in cumulonimbus when a cumulus cloud is producing precipitation).

What prefix is given to clouds above 5000m?

They are given the prefix “cirro-“, but this refers more to their altitude range than their physical structure.

Which is classification of cloud type by altitude?

The prefix cirro- can be applied to different cloud types. What does this prefix mean? Clouds can be classified according to altitude. Which of the following is a classification of cloud type by altitude?

Which is the name of a rain bearing cloud?

Nimbus/Nimbo = Rain-bearing cloud. Where these names are combined we can often build up an idea of that cloud’s character. For example, if we combine nimbus and stratus we get ‘nimbostratus’ – a cloud which is flat and layered and has the potential for rain.

Who was the first person to classify clouds?

The classification of clouds into types was first proposed by Luke Howard in 1802 and we largely use the same system today. This splits clouds into three main types – stratus, cumulus and cirrus.

What are the names of very low stratiform clouds?

Very low stratiform clouds that touch the Earth’s surface are given the common names, fog and mist, which are not included with the Latin nomenclature of clouds that form aloft in the troposphere.