cumulus cloud


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Related to cumulus cloud: cumulonimbus cloud, stratus cloud, Towering cumulus
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Synonyms for cumulus cloud

a globular cloud

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Thus, altocumulus is a puffy cloud at high altitude and cumulonimbus is a cumulus cloud that rains.
I found myself getting excited over a cumulus cloud.
As researchers in a plane approach a growing cumulus cloud, they open an envelope containing randomly assigned instructions on whether to seed.
By mid-morning cumulus cloud development was evident.
A tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
But a closer look reveals not just ordinary boulders and pebbles, but ones whose shapes resemble sea creatures, the same way a cumulus cloud in the sky can recall a rabbit.
Occasionally, with clashing air currents inside the cumulus cloud, a serious downdraught is thrust by an even more serious updraught.
Without convergence, there is no cumulus cloud and no rain
The second is the potent convection which produces towering cumulus cloud.
The skeptics doubted that seeding agents dispersed at the base of a tall cumulus cloud could wend their way 5,000 to 12,000 feet up, to the part of the cloud that contains moisture droplets.
For the Windhoek area on Tuesday, sufficient daytime heat resulted in higher level cumulus cloud.
These two interacting systems allow widespread cumulus cloud to develop, with a reasonably low cloud base, some 3500 to 4000 feet above surface, and build into an air mass drifting gently from the northeast bringing in tropical air in a layer at least 20000 feet thick.
Turbulence isn't only found within a cumulus cloud, it's also found around it too.
Within 12 hours the positive development of both convective cumulus cloud and the increasing middle level clouds showing turbulence were visible and active.
In a statement today, it warned of cumulus clouds accompanied by rain and strong winds in parts of the Eastern Region.