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Cumulus (Cu) (Howard 1803)

(Section 2.3.9)

Definition of Cumulus


Detached clouds, generally dense and with sharp outlines, developing vertically in the form of rising mounds, domes or towers, of which the bulging upper part often resembles a cauliflower. The sunlit parts of these clouds are mostly brilliant white; their base is relatively dark and nearly horizontal.

Sometimes, Cumulus is ragged.

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