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CLOUDS

(Section 2.0)

Introduction and principles of cloud classification

( 2.1)

Definition of a cloud

( 2.1.1)

A cloud is a hydrometeor consisting of minute particles of liquid water or ice, or of both, suspended in the atmosphere and usually not touching the ground. It may also include larger particles of liquid water or ice, as well as non-aqueous liquid or solid particles such as those present in fumes, smoke or dust.

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