cirrostratus


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cir·ro·strat·us

 (sîr′ō-străt′əs, -strā′təs)
n.
A high-altitude, thin, hazy cloud, usually covering the sky and often producing a halo effect.

cirrostratus

(ˌsɪrəʊˈstrɑːtəs)
n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Physical Geography) a uniform layer of cloud above about 6000 metres (20 000 feet)
ˌcirroˈstrative adj

cir•ro•stra•tus

(ˌsɪr oʊˈstreɪ təs, -ˈstræt əs)

n., pl. -stra•ti (-ˈstreɪ taɪ, -ˈstræt aɪ)
a high-altitude cloud composed of ice crystals and appearing as a thin white veil, often covering the entire sky.
[1795–1805]

cir·ro·strat·us

(sîr′ō-străt′əs)
A thin, hazy cloud formation made up of ice crystals, often covering the sky in sheets and producing a halo effect around the sun. Cirrostratus clouds form at upper levels of the atmosphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cirrostratus - a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
Translations
巻層雲

cirrostratus

[ˌsɪrəʊˈstrɑːtəs] N (cirrostrati (pl)) [ˌsɪrəʊˈstrɑːtaɪ]cirrostrato m
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Most of the clouds here tend to be stratiform--stratocumulus, altostratus, and cirrostratus.
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Later, Wendler (1969) described the ice fog as a dense cirrostratus cloud near the surface.
This beautiful phenomenon is caused by sunlight passing through high Cirrostratus clouds which consist of ice crystals.