What are the different types of clouds in the upper region of the troposphere? What do they look like and how are they are formed?
- High-level clouds are found between the troposphere and the stratosphere.
- Three main types: cirrus, cirrocumulus and cirrostratus.
- Mid-level clouds are further down and denser.
- There are two main types: altostratus and altocumulus.
Clouds, whether in the form of white puffs, a gray sky, or silklike strands, are all composed of the same stuff – water.
But the air pressure, temperature and humidity can greatly affect their structure and appearance in the sky.
High-level clouds stretch up from the uppermost regions of the troposphere ...
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