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Cloud Types
This tutorial explains common cloud classifications and the Latin root words that have been adapted to create the various names of clouds. The classification is subdivided into high-, low-, and mid-level types, clouds with vertical development, and other, less common types. Each description is accompanied by an example photograph.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees (except in the the case of photos and other resources which are specifically identified). Non-commercial use must be accompanied by appropriate credit visible with respect to the used item. "Image/Text/Data from the University of Illinois WW2010 Project." Web utilizations should, if possible, provide a link to our server nearby.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-921
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Atmospheric Sciences