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Doubled up cloud names!

Unread post by Tornado Tim »

I am sick of cloud names being mixed up which are completely the same, so i am going to express my frustration and listing my current conflicting cloud names.
If any of you that find a conflicting cloud type please list it here.
Please correct me if if i get anything wrong.
Conflicts I have found:
Altocumulus Makerel Sky with Altocumulus Prelucidus
Altocumulus Undulatus with Translucidis
Which 1 is more P.C?
Please by all means add more..........i want to know how many scientists have doubled up!
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I don't think anyone uses the specific terms for clouds. Just the 10 generic names.
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I know but it would be nice to know 4 reference anyway!
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heck thats like another language to me....ill pass on this topic thanks :B

keep it simple i say :lol:
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A good time to pull out Fermi's quote here:

"Young man, if I could remember the names of these particles, I would have been a botanist!"
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What about cumulonimbus rediculatus! :lol:
No I have never heard of the above species ,just the main cloud types and things like pileas for cap cloud.

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I think on the Wikipedia you should be able to find the answer, at least about the Mackerel Sky ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackerel_sky
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Wikipedia can be changed by anyone so nothing is official. It would be nice if there was a source that was the official cloud database.
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At the bottom of that page you may find what you're seeking :
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/publication ... ation.html

Otherwise, the WMO website :
http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html
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Formal definitions here:

http://meteoterm.wmo.int/meteoterm/ns?a ... 0#expanded

Add in your search "base" cloud name...
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