cloud layer

cloud layer

[′klau̇d ‚lā·ər]
(meteorology)
An array of clouds, not necessarily all of the same type, whose bases are at approximately the same level; may be either continuous or composed of detached elements.
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A cloud bank ahead but none was forecast; a cloud layer forecast but higher or lower or wider than predicted; a temptation to fly above an overcast--VFR On-Top--without proof the sky is passable where and when needed .
The illumination that night was nine percent with a cloud layer at 1,500 feet MSL--one of the darkest nights I had ever flown.
Griffith believes a methane cloud layer could lie at an altitude of 15 kilometers and cover 7 to 9 percent of Titan's disk.
In fact, this is a combination to really watch out for when temps in that cloud layer are conducive to icing.
The airplane was cruising at 2000 feet msl to remain below an overcast cloud layer when it experienced a total loss of engine power.
The rendezvous would be above the cloud layer en route to joining on the KC-135.
The simplest, albeit speculative, conclusion is that not only did the fragments fail to reach the lowest cloud layer, but also that the comet itself was virtually devoid of water.
The trick has to do with how Class E and Class G airspace exist, how and when they begin and terminate, and the weather underneath the cloud layer you just penetrated.
As they broke out of the cloud layer at 10 miles south of the field, Capt.
Archived weather information re-corded by the Napa ASOS between 0420 and 0435 that morning de-picted an overcast cloud layer at 600 feet agl with 10 miles visibility.
Cessna 775: "No, I'm just requesting an IFR descent through a thin cloud layer to VFR conditions below.