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stratiform

[′strad·ə‚fȯrm]
(geology)
Descriptive of a layered mineral deposit of either igneous or sedimentary origin.
Consisting of parallel bands, layers, or sheets.
(meteorology)
Description of clouds of extensive horizontal development, as contrasted to the vertically developed cumuliform types.
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stratiform

Clouds spread out in extensive horizontal sheets or layers. The term applies to stratus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus, and cirrocumulus clouds.
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Barker, "In situ measurements of liquid water content profiles in midlatitude stratiform clouds," Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol.
Tropical rainfall associated with convective and stratiform clouds: Intercomparison of disdrometer and profiler measurements.
For each rain event, if the portion of rain rate is stratiform, then the distance is computed by multiplying the total time taken by that portion by a velocity value of 6 m/s.
Together, the observations and the Hadley Centre model results provide evidence that low-level stratiform clouds, which currently shield the earth from the sun's radiation, may dissipate in warming climates, allowing the oceans to further heat up, which would then cause more cloud dissipation.
Renfro, A.R., 1974, Genesis of evaporite-associated stratiform metalliferous deposits--a sabkha process: Economic Geology, v.
For the third year in a row, Paul Deakin is once again the winner of the underground category for his amazing shot of a highly contorted stratiform barite deposit on the 635 level (east) of the East Foss mine in Scotland (1).
* Rapid prototyping - Ford is using a process, distinct from stereolithography, called precision stratiform machining.
Eclipse chasers will have to venture inland to get away from the Peruvian coastline, where virtually year-round low stratiform clouds are likely to obscure the view.
The 100% owned Akie property is situated within the Kechika Trough, the southernmost area of the regionally extensive Paleozoic Selwyn Basin and one of the most prolific sedimentary basins in the world for the occurrence of SEDEX zinc-lead-silver and stratiform barite deposits.
Studies by the Saskatchewan Geological Survey (SGS) suggest that the Ni-Cu-PGM occurrences on the Love Lake project share many compositional and textural similarities to the Lac des Iles pluton in Ontario and with layered stratiform deposits such as the Bushveld Complex in South Africa and the Stillwater Complex in Montana.
However, imagery from the nearby Langley Hill radar did not support this conjecture, since generally stratiform precipitation was observed with the approaching occluded front (Fig.