altostratus altostratus

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

News

  • What Types of Clouds are There?

    “What are the different types of clouds and what elevations are they at?” Cody Allsop St. John’s Elementary School There are ten major cloud types: High: Cirrus, Cirrostratus, and Cirrocumulus. Mid-level: Altostratus, Altocumulus, and Nimbostratus. Low-level: Stratus, Stratocumulus, Cumulus, and Cumulonimbus. High level clouds in temperatures zones are above 20,000 feet and are made of ...
    on August 15, 2013     Source: NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls

Quotes

  • "Skies are the ultimate botanical tourist attraction," says Mr. Keats. "The cirrus and altostratus cloud formations over Paris are as absorbing for plants as Notre Dame and the Louvre are for humans."
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Jonathon Keats Source: Wired (blog)

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