Skywatch Friday - the naming of clouds
Hmm, I think I've set myself an Advanced Higher* cloud question here, rather than a Higher* or an Intermediate 2 *. But 'The Cloudspotter's Guide' in hand, here goes.
Working from bottom left, there's a little edge of cirrocumulus, giving way to altocumulus opacus. Possibly. Moving up the left of the shot, I'm still confused. Is it cirrocumulus or altocumulus stratiformis? Apparently I should have held my hand up against the clouds to see whether the cloudlets were less than the width of one finger, at arm's length.
Then the big feathery bit in the middle is cirrus, possibly cirrus fibratus.
The big swathe after the feather, sorry, cirrus, is mostly altocumulus floccus.
At the extrememe top right there's a patch of cirrus.
I think I may have scraped an Int 2 pass. Some more homework needed!
More clouds, named or not, are at Skywatch Friday.
*To be explained in tomorrow's post.