cirrus cloud

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Noun1.cirrus cloud - a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)cirrus cloud - a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
mare's tail - a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud
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To complement the ARM cloud radar simulator and provide a complete evaluation of model clouds, other ARM instrument simulators need to be developed, such as an ARM lidar simulator that would help identify model issues in simulating high thin cirrus clouds and a laser ceilometer simulator for providing information on cloud-base height.
Clear skies coupled with high, thin and wispy cirrus clouds, said Jeff Frame, teaching assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In his distinguished career, Demoz has led several major scientific projects, such as the International H2O Experiment (IHOP) in 2002, which collected measurements of water vapor and other particles in Earths atmosphere, and documented characteristics of cirrus clouds, wispy high-altitude clouds whose role in climate is still poorly understood.
And there are problems with cloud seeding, too, which might be done to disperse cirrus clouds, preventing them from trapping heat-the main problem is lack of precision; doing it wrong could lead to more warming, for example.
full) perspective in Science, researchers investigate the pros, cons and nuances of thinning cirrus clouds to allow more heat to escape Earth.
On this morning, wispy cirrus clouds draw long lines above the range.
Contrails, and the cirrus clouds that evolve from them, have a larger impact on Earth's atmosphere than all the aviation-related carbon dioxide emissions since the first powered flight by the Wright brothers.
Despite its extreme thinness, the delicate crescent stands out boldly in a clear sky and actually is fairly easy to spot if the sky is free of haze or cirrus clouds.
Unlike rainbows, where sunlight refracts through raindrops, circumzenithal arcs occur when sunlight refracts through ice crystals in cirrus clouds.
Have students describe the appearance of cirrus clouds, (thin, wispy, white) Write this description in the chart.
The jet stream is powering through at 220mph some 28,500 feet above us and it is pushing cirrus clouds.
I want the blue kind with the cirrus clouds streaking like ladders across it.