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duplicatus

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From the Latin duplicatus meaning ‘doubled’, a variety of cloud with overlapping layers, typified by such genera as stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrostratus, and cirrus. See...

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layer cloud

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One of the principal forms of cloud, with flattened, sheet-like appearance and of limited vertical extent. Common types of cloud exhibiting this form are: (a) low-level layer clouds, e.g....

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squall line

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A series of squalls, in which the wind speed increases by up to 50 per cent then dies away gradually, associated with very vigorous cumulonimbus clouds that merge to form a continuous line...

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