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Definition of the noun altostratus
What does altostratus mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: altostrati
- a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
Alternative definition of the noun altostratus
- [physics, meteorology]. A principal medium-level cloud type in the form of a gray or bluish (never white) sheet or layer of striated, fibrous, or uniform appearance.
- synonym: [abbreviation] As.
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by Francis J. Monkhouse
Altostratus is a greyish sheet-cloud, much denser than cirrostratus, but through which it is still possible to see the sun, in the words of the official simile, 'as through ground-glass';. The sky often has a 'watery look', and as this cloud so aften ...
by K. Bharatdwaj
Medium Clouds Altostratus (As): Altostratus is a type of medium 78 ...
Weather Studies (2016)
by CTI Reviews
Altostratus is a cloud belonging to a class characterized by a generally uniform gray to bluishgray sheet or layer,lighter in color than nimbostratus and darkerthan cirrostratus. Thesun canbe seen through thin altostratus, butthickerlayers can ...
by J. C. King, J. Turner
Altostratus is the next most commonly reported cloud type, although, as discussed ...
Foundations of Earth Science (2016)
by CTI Reviews
Altostratuscloud: Altostratus is a cloud belonging to a class characterized by a generally uniform gray to bluishgray sheet or layer, lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus. The suncanbe seenthrough thin altostratus, but ...
by David McWilliams Ludlum
Above the altostratus is a layer of cirrostratus. The clouds directly beneath the blue sky are white to light gray, while clouds under the cirrostratus are quite dark because the light cannot penetrate the intervening cloud layers. The southwest ...
Teacher's Weather Sourcebook (1999)
by Tom Konvicka
The altostratus is a grayish/bluish sheet or layer and rarely has breaks.
by Jay McCullough
Altostratus is a grayish or bluish layerof cloud with a uniform appearance that partially or totally coversthe sky. Itmay or maynot bethick enough to obscure the sun.
by CTI Reviews
Altostratus cloud: Altostratus is a cloud belonging to ...
by K. Bharatdwaj
Altostratus is a greyish sheet-cloud, much denser than cirrostratus, but through which it is still possible to see the sun, in the words of the official simile, 'as through ground-glass';. The sky often has a 'watery look', and as this cloud so often ...
Meteorology For Pilots (2014)
by Mike Wickson
AS–ALTOSTRATUS is a stability cloud which forms some 200 nm ahead of the surface position of a warm front. It is also present in the intertropical convergence zone when stability layers are present. It gives only light turbulence, light ...
Applied Hydrometeorology (2009)
by Pukhraj Rakhecha, Vijay P. Singh
Altostratus is a dense gray sheet of cloud through which the sun appears dimly. Altocumulus consists of globular masses often arranged in parallel bands with clear gaps between them. Stratus is a sheet of low cloud which looks like fog lifted ...
Exploring Proverbs (2002)
An Expository Commentary by John Phillips
Altostratus is a gray sheet of cloud of more or less uniform appearance. At the low levels, three types of cloud occur. Nimbostratus is a gray cloud layer that is actually precipitating (from the Latin nimbus, meaning "rain") . Stratocumulushas ...
by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
Altostratus is a translucent to opaque cloud composed of water droplets. It appears in the form of a dull, drab, gray or bluish sheet, through which the sun or moon might appear as seen on a ground-glass screen. It is a middle-level cloud, ...
are the altostratus and ...
People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston
Mid-level clouds: Altostratus (As), Altocumulus (Ac), Nimbostratus (Ns) Altostratus , the greater part Thick Altostratus, greater Altocumulus, the greater Altocumulus Lenticulari of which is semitransparent part sufficiently dense to part of which is ...
A Dictionary of Weather (2008)
by Storm Dunlop
*altocumulus, * altostratus, and *nimbostratus (middle); *cumulus, *cumulonimbus, * stratocumulus, and *stratus (low). Note that certain cloud types often occur (or extend) into another ...
by S. George Philander
High stratus clouds are called altostratus. Altostratus clouds are also translucent for sunlight. The sun shining through stratus clouds blanketing a winter sky. Stratus clouds form at low altitudes when a layer of cool air passes under a layer of ...
by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams
Altostratus clouds are sheets of relatively uniform appearance, through which the Sun's rays often look as though shining through frosted glass. Altocumulus clouds are the cumulus cloud masses organized in rows; the cloud elements may or ...
by Michael Allaby, Chris Park
Altostratus often covers the whole sky, and often arrives ahead of a *frontal system, signalling that weather changes are about to occur. See also stratus. altricial Applied to young mammals (e.g. rats, mice, cats, dogs) that are helpless at birth.
Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration
Typical middlelevel clouds include altostratus and altocumulus. These types of clouds may be encountered on crosscountry flights athigher altitudes. Altostratusclouds can produce turbulence and maycontain moderate icing. Altocumulus ...
Illustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)
by Herman Koren
altostratus clouds Altostratus Clouds aluminosis — A form of pneumoconiosis caused by respiratory exposure to aluminum-bearing dust. aluminum (Al) — A silver-like malleable and ductile metal found ...
A Dictionary of Geography (2015)
by Susan Mayhew
Clouds mirror atmospheric processes; the approach and passage of a warm front , for example, often follows the sequence: cirrus, cirrostratus, altostratus, nimbostratus. At active *anafronts these clouds may take on a more cumulus form .
by S.E. Stiegeler
altostratus (As), altocumulus (Ac), stratus (St), stratocumulus (Sc), cumulus (Cu), cumulonimbus ...
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