Cirrostratus fibratus

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Cirrostratus fibratus
Abbreviation Cs fib
Symbol CH 7.png
Genus Cirrus- (curl of hair)
-stratus (layered)
Species fibratus (fibrous)
Altitude Above 6,000 m
(Above 20,000 ft)
Appearance fibrous veils[1]
Precipitation cloud? No

Cirrostratus fibratus is a type of cirrostratus cloud. The name cirrostratus fibratus is derived from Latin, meaning "fibrous".[2] Cirrostratus fibratus is one of the two most common forms that cirrostratus often takes, with the other being cirrostratus nebulosus.[3] They are formed from strong, continuous winds blowing at high altitudes, and they often cover a large portion of the sky.[4] Cirrostratus fibratus may often develop from either cirrus fibratus or cirrus spissatus cloud.[5] Precipitation is often imminent behind these clouds; however, they are not a precipitation-producing cloud.[6]

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  1. ^ Wolken Online. "Cirrostratus". Cloud Atlas. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Numen - The Latin Lexicon. "Definition of fibratus, fibratus". Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. p. 62. ISBN 1-58574-857-9. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Rodgers, Alan; Streluk, Angella (2007). Cloud cover (Rev. and updated. ed.). Chicago, Ill.: Heinemann Library. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-4329-0077-9. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Callanan, Martin. "Cirrostratus fibratus". International Cloud Atlas. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Institute of Atmospheric Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. "Cirrostratus (fibratus)". A Guide to the Sky. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

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