cumulus humilis cloud(redirected from Fair weather cumulus)
cumulus humilis cloud[′kyü·myə·ləs ′hyü·mə·ləs ‚klau̇d]
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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