cumulus congestus cloud

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cumulus congestus cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs kən′jes·təs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A strongly sprouting cumulus species with generally sharp outline and sometimes a great vertical development, and with cauliflower or tower aspect.
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In the initial stages of development the active plume first takes the form of a shallow dome-shaped cumulus congestus (Fig.
5], the heating profile is unchanged, the "mother" cloud slowly starts growing again into a cauliflower-shaped cumulus congestus (Fig.
4a) represents a cumulus congestus that shoots up as a tower and has a distinct plume head (simulated in the laboratory, see Fig.
Cu) Cumulus--cumulos--: con una alta humedad y fuertes corrientes ascendentes, los cumulos adquieren gran tamano, se tornan grisaceos y originan tormentas y aguaceros; entonces se les denomina Cumulus congestus.
Esta medida, que se expresa en decibeles, se conoce como reflectividad y permite determinar la posicion exacta del tiempo perturbado, los cumulus congestus y los cumulonimbus.
A preliminary examination of infrared satellite images for the period showed a short east-to-west band of cumulus congestus type clouds, with rain shower activity, near the area of the accident site.
When dry, heated ground air rises and meets moist tropical air, the moisture condenses into cloud droplets, which eventually form a cumulus congestus cloud with billowy cauliflower shape.