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Cirrocumulus

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Tag(s) Cloud Formations

Cirrocumulus (Cc)

Description

High level, thin sheet or layer of cloud comprising regular arrangements of smaller ripples or lumps of cloud.

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Cirrocumulus cloud

Characteristics

Because of the high altitude, and therefore low temperature, cirrocumulus clouds are composed of ice crystals rather than water particles.

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