cumulus humilis cloud

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cumulus humilis cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs ′hyü·mə·ləs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A species of cumulus cloud characterized by small vertical development and a generally flattened appearance, vertical growth is usually restricted by the existence of a temperature inversion in the atmosphere, which in turn explains the unusually uniform height of the cloud. Also known as fair-weather cumulus.
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In marine conditions of Tallinn (59[degrees]23'N, 24[degrees]40'E) 18% of summer days have shorter or longer fast moving cloud formations cumulus humilis.
Recorded solar irradiance under a cloud formation cumulus humilis is a pure stationary stochastic process as it is or after elimination of the trend due to the changing altitude of the sun.
Using the minute-long sampling interval we will lose most of the information in the case of cumulus humilis (57 vs 275 positive fronts).
Day's picture, shot about 15 years ago, shows the light, fluffy clouds known as cumulus humilis drifting over a bucolic field and a big red barn north of McMinnville.
The cloud types shown on the stamp pane are: Cirrus radiatus, Cirrostratus fibratus, Cirrocumulus undulatus, Cumulonimbus mammatus, Cumulonimbus incus, Altocumulus stratiformis, Altostratus translucidus, Altocumulus undulatus, Altocumulus castellanus, Altocumulus lenticularis, Stratocumulus undulatus, Stratus opacus, Cumulus humilis, Cumulus congestus and Cumulonimbus with tornado (see information sheet that follows this release).
Cumulus humilis -- the smallest of the cumulus clouds -- have flat bases and rounded tops.
Keen, Golden, CO Stratus opacus, (C)1987 Stanley David Gedzelman, Upper Saddle River, NJ Cumulus humilis, John Day, Oregon Nature Photographer, McMinnville, OR Cumulus congestus, (C)2000 Arjen & Jerrine Verkaik/SKYART, Elmwood, Ontario, Canada Cumulonimbus with tornado, (C)Edi Ann Otto, Osnabrock, ND Engraver: Keating Gravure Modeler: Avery Dennison, SPD Manufacturing Process: Gravure Printer: Avery Dennison (AVR) Printed at: AVR, Clinton, SC Press Type: Dia Nippon Kiko (DNK) Stamps per Pane: 15 Print Quantity: 125,040,000 stamps Paper Type: Nonphosphored type III Adhesive Type: Pressure-sensitive Processed at: AVR, Clinton, SC Colors: Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, PMS 322 (Green) PMS 295 (Blue) Stamp Orientation: Horizontal Image Area (w x h): 1.