cumulus cloud


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

cumulus cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A principal type of cloud in the form of individual, detached elements which are generally dense and possess sharp nonfibrous outlines; these elements develop vertically, appearing as rising mounds, domes, or towers, the upper parts of which often resemble a cauliflower.
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Cumulus-type clouds (and the tallest cumulus cloud, the cumulonimbus or THUNDERSTORM) are often the result.
A single cumulus cloud may hold millions of tons of water, but it often won't part with a single drop of precipitation.
Some scientists have maintained that cloud seeding -- the practice of dispersing chemicals into cumulus clouds in order to make rain -- is about as effective as paying someone to do a rain dance.
Cloud seeding is done when a cocktail of potassium chloride and sodium chloride is injected in cumulus clouds.
CUMULUS clouds are big, fluffy, and low in the sky.
Her garden is younger than mine but when her magnolias are in bloom it is like walking through cumulus clouds.
The primary weather concerns for launch are anvil clouds, cumulus clouds and lightning.
By ELIZABETH ABUSLEME, Tourism Council of Bhutan marketing chief MORNING I'd enjoy my morning coffee on our balcony in Bhutan with a magnificent view of Changangkha Monastery, accompanied by a bright sky and cumulus clouds.
There are signs of cumulus clouds forming on the south-western highlands.
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Cumulus clouds have gathered and heavy rain and thunder especially along the coastal and North Eastern areas is expected.