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S'COOL: On-Line Cloud Chart

Click on a cloud photo to see more examples of this cloud type.

High clouds (base above 6,000 m); designated by "cirrus" or "cirro-" Unusual Clouds
image of cirrus clouds
Cirrus

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of cirrocumulus clouds
Cirrocumulus

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of cirrostratus clouds
Cirrostratus

image of contrails
Contrails

image of hole punch cloud
Hole Punch Cloud
Mid-level clouds (base between 2,000 - 6,000 m); designated by "alto-"
image of altocumulus clouds
Altocumulus

image of altostratus clouds
Altostratus

image of wave clouds
Wave Clouds
Low clouds (base below 2,000 m); no prefix
image of stratus clouds
Stratus

image of nimbostratus clouds
Nimbostratus

image of cumulus clouds
Cumulus

image of stratocumulus clouds
Stratocumulus

image of cumulonimbus clouds
Cumulonimbus

image of fog
Fog

 

You can download a S'COOL Cloud ID chart and other materials from our Materials Page.

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