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fractus

[′frak·təs]
(meteorology)
A cloud species in which the cloud elements are irregular but generally small in size, and which presents a ragged, shredded appearance, as if torn; these characteristics change ceaselessly and often rapidly.

fractus

Clouds in the form of irregular and ragged shreds. The term applies to stratus and cumulus clouds. Fracto is used as a prefix for cloud forms to indicate that clouds are broken into irregular fragments.
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It looks to me to be some form of cumulus fractus cloud.
A novel circularly arched fractus named Arched Bow-shaped Fractal Curve (ABFC) is originally proposed.
2) Technology and Intellectual Property Rights Department, Fractus, Barcelona, Spain
With Armitage's Fractus, a duet for Krysanova and Savin (to Rhys Chatham music), blackouts gave a feeling of urgency that complemented the tough-love partnering, including Savin spinning Krysanova upside-down.
Mandelbrot created the term fractal from the Latin adjective fractus, meaning "broken," because it connoted the idea of a fracture (like a bifurcation point) and also described the fractional dimension (between the integer first, second, or third dimensions) of the fractal (Gleick 1987, 98).
Spanish internal antennas developer Fractus SA announced on Wednesday it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide patent license agreement with mobile and broadband communication company Motorola Inc (NYSE:MOT).
O termo fractal, cunhado pelo matematico Mandelbrot (1982), vem do adjetivo fractus, do verbo frangere que significa quebrar, fraturar e e usado para designar dimensoes nao inteiras.
El termino proviene del latin fractus, que significa 'interrumpido o irregular'.
Root: The Latin word frangere, meaning "to break," and its form fractus give us the roots frag and fract.