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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The top-most cloud layer is made up of ammonia ice and comprises the brown belts and white zones we see with the naked eye.
The rare cloud is made when part of the cloud layer forms ice crystals which are large enough to fall as a 'fallstreak'.
Jupiter's top-most cloud layer gives its colorful appearance, including the brown belts and white swirls.
The phase index map is in accordance with the lidar observations showing a liquid cloud layer in lower altitudes.
About 30 minutes into the flight, the air started to cool off and the visibility started to drop, slowly at first, but then quickly as the air cooled just enough to begin producing a cloud layer.
Michael parked his backside on the coarse grass of a copse; lay back and let the warmth of a masked sun filter through the cloud layer. The party of young people went on ahead.
Planes passing through the cloud layer can bring these ice crystals.
The Autonomous Database is seen as important to Oracle's success in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud layer.
[X.sub.1] cloud cover in scores 0 to 12: the scores 0 to 9 correspond to the standard scale (tenths of the sky covered); 10, overcast with the cloud layer relatively thin; 11, overcast with the cloud layer moderate; 12, overcast with the cloud layer thick.
One newly identified cloud is called a "hole punch cloud." It forms when an airplane flies through a cloud layer.
Once the point cloud layer is created, modify, classify, remove, or export the points.
About this time I also passed through a cloud layer and picked up some light rime icing.