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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. fog and stratus; and (b) multi-layered clouds, e.g. altostratus, cirrostratus, and nimbostratus. See also cloud classification.

(a) low-level layer clouds, e.g. fog and stratus; and (b) multi-layered clouds, e.g. altostratus, cirrostratus, and nimbostratus.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.


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