cirrocumulus


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cirrocumulus

Meteorol a high cloud of ice crystals grouped into small separate globular masses, usually occurring above 6000 metres (20 000 feet)

cirrocumulus (Cc)

High clouds that form small, white flaky, or scaly, globular masses. They may cover a small or a large part of the sky. The clouds are usually formed of ice. Cirroculmulus clouds are represented on a weather map by the symbol image.
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Tipo de nubes: Cirros, cirrostratos y cirrocumulus.
which look like nets thrown over the firmament; forms of arrows; stars with long fibrous tails, cyphen shaped curves, and lines with pendulous or with erect fringes, ornament the sky; still different appearances of stars and waves again appear, as these clouds change to cirrocumulus or cirrostratus, which modifications also seem to form and subside spontaneously, in different planes, and with the varied and dissimilar appearances of flocks at rest, fleeces of wool, or myriads of small specks; of long tapering columns like the tail of the great manis, or of mackeral back skies, or of striae, like the grains of wood.
Answers: From left to right, the clouds are cirrus, cirrocumulus, cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus and cumulonimbus.