cloud layer

cloud layer

[′klau̇d ‚lā·ər]
(meteorology)
An array of clouds, not necessarily all of the same type, whose bases are at approximately the same level; may be either continuous or composed of detached elements.
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The rendezvous would be above the cloud layer en route to joining on the KC-135.
Now we can begin to measure how powerful these storms are, where they form in the cloud layer and how the optical intensity relates to the total energy of the thunderstorms.
As they broke out of the cloud layer at 10 miles south of the field, Capt.
At Jigsaw we believe the value of data is knowing when it changes, which is why it brings us great pleasure to know that our industry peers recognize our work with Jigsaw and moving data into the cloud layer.
It is virtually impossible for water, in the form of vapor, to be absent from the planet, so it must be hidden, probably by the dusty cloud layer we detected in our spectrum," he said.
While we bounced in beautiful weather conditions, less than 10 miles away, a low, dense cloud layer had rolled in over Virginia Beach and blanketed the airfield.
As we rounded the corner near Santa Ysabel, we saw a definite cloud layer.
The mission's mother ship will orbit Saturn, while the Huygens probe will parachute through Titan's thick cloud layer, giving astronomers their first glimpse at the surface of this icy satellite.
the study also revealed two fainter and thinner infrared-bright zones closer to the planet's north pole, which the researchers speculate may represent unidentified structures in the lower cloud layer other rhan thermal holes.
While below the cloud layer, and really feeling energetic from my water-sandwich diet, I remembered there was an island just west of Trapani, which is on the western portion of Sicily.