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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Researchers used a commercially available camera to take images of cumulus humilis and other optically thin clouds over north-central Oklahoma in a period of 7 minutes.
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.