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Cloud Types
This table provides a quick reference to cloud types. Clouds are divided into groups mainly based on the height of the cloud's base above the Earth's surface. The table further divides the types according to group, atmospheric layer, and base height. Links to additional information are embedded in the text, and users can select beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels of difficulty. A Spanish translation is available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
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Cost / Copyright:
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Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; copyright 2000-05 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-090
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Publisher: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Windows to the Universe