which look like nets thrown over the firmament; forms of arrows; stars with long fibrous tails, cyphen shaped curves, and lines with pendulous or with erect fringes, ornament the sky; still different appearances of stars and waves again appear, as these clouds change to cirrocumulus
or cirrostratus, which modifications also seem to form and subside spontaneously, in different planes, and with the varied and dissimilar appearances of flocks at rest, fleeces of wool, or myriads of small specks; of long tapering columns like the tail of the great manis, or of mackeral back skies, or of striae, like the grains of wood.
Answers: From left to right, the clouds are cirrus, cirrocumulus
, cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus and cumulonimbus.
ABOVE 18,000 FEET High, icy clouds wit grainy appearance
CIRRUS (HIGH CLOUDS) Cirrus Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus ALTO (MIDDLE-LEVEL CLOUDS) Altocumulus Altostratus LOW CLOUDS Cumulus Stratocumulus Nimbostratus Stratus Given the Latin we already have under our belts, you could guess with unfailing accuracy what the nine types mean.
Cold front sequence: Cirrus Cirrocumulus Altocumulus Stratocumulus Cumulonimbus (summer) or nimbostratus (winter) Warm front sequence: Cirrus Cirrostartus Cirrocumulus Altocumulus Nimbostratus or cumulonimbus Stratus Now that both clouds and pressure systems are part of our vocabulary, we can get to more complete forecasts while examining a sky with different cloud types.