altostratus


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Related to altostratus: nimbostratus, altocumulus

altostratus:

see cloudcloud,
aggregation of minute particles of water or ice suspended in the air. Formation of Clouds

Clouds are formed when air containing water vapor is cooled below a critical temperature called the dew point and the resulting moisture condenses into droplets on
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altostratus (As)

A grayish or bluish cloud sheet or layer of striated, fibrous, or uniform appearance; totally or partially covering the sky; and having parts thin enough to reveal the sun at least vaguely. Altostratus does not show halo phenomena. On weather charts, altostratus clouds are represented by the symbol. image
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Convective clouds like cumulonimbus, cumulus, and to a lesser extent, nimbostratus, are more likely to have high liquid water content than stratiform clouds such as stratus and thin altostratus.