cloud bank


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cloud bank

[′klau̇d ‚baŋk]
(meteorology)
A fairly well-defined mass of cloud observed at a distance; covers an appreciable portion of the horizon sky, but does not extend overhead.

cloud bank

A well-defined mass of cloud observed at a distance. It covers an appreciable portion of the sky, but cloud cover does not extend to the overhead position.
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The cloud bank settled in low that day, then rose about 100 feet an hour.
As the car wound down through the cloud bank and around the cattle, the lights of Maui's towns were spread out like misty diamonds thousands of feet below -- an Earthbound Milky Way.
He and his co-pilot Mr Phil Woodruffe, from Bristol, who was convicted of the same charge and is also appealing, were flying at 5,000ft under a cloud bank when they saw a shadow and then a bang as Mr Cassait hit the glider's wing.
A westbound trip on Hawaii's Kona-Kohala Coast on a sun-kissed day takes you into lazy, low-hanging cloud banks. And when autumn arrives.
The Galileo spacecraft that has studied Jupiter and its moons for the past eight years made one last circuit of the giant gas planet before plunging into its thick cloud banks at almost 108,000mph.
Galileo dived into Jupiter's thick cloud banks at almost 108,000mph.
We enjoy watching Fourth of July fireworks turn the cloud banks red, white, and blue.
The researchers point out that global warming is forecasted to push cloud banks higher up the mountains, with a 1-2[degrees]C temperature rise likely to raise the height of the cloud layer by 100-200 m.
It also ignores the fact that if a smart weapon has only so-so accuracy under ideal conditions, performance is unlikely to improve in cloud banks. But all-weather attack is an advanced technological objective, profitable for contractors and enticing to those congressmen whose favorite words about procurement are "gee whiz.' Far more money has been spent pursuing this elusive goal than on improving practical systems that will suit most, though not all, conditions.