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Definition of the noun altostratus

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noun - plural: altostrati

  1. a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

Alternative definition of the noun altostratus

noun

  1. [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.

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Google previewWays with Watercolor (2012)

by Ted Kautzky

Altostratus is a PAINTING SKIES AND ...

Google previewPrinciples of Physical Geography (1964)

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 ...

Google previewPhysical Geography: a Landscape Appreciations (2009)

by K. Bharatdwaj

Medium Clouds Altostratus (As): Altostratus is a type of medium 78 Physical Geography.

Google previewWeather 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 ...

Google previewAntarctic Meteorology and Climatology (2007)

by J. C. King, J. Turner

Altostratus is the next most commonly reported cloud type, although, as discussed ...

Google previewFoundations 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 ...

Google previewNational Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather (1991)

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 ...

Google previewTeacher's Weather Sourcebook (1999)

by Tom Konvicka

The altostratus is a grayish/bluish sheet or layer and rarely has breaks.

Google previewUltimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques (2013)

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.

Google previewVisualizing Weather and Climate Paperback (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Altostratus cloud: Altostratus is a cloud belonging to a class.

Google previewEssentials of Meteorology, An Invitation to the Atmosphere (2016)

Earth sciences, Earth sciences by CTI Reviews

Altostratus cloud: 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 sun can be seen through thin altostratus, but ...

Google previewPhysical Geography: Atmosphere (2006)

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 ...

Google previewMeteorology 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 ...

Google previewApplied 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 ...

Google previewExploring 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 ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

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 ...

Google previewThe Visual Encyclopedia of Our World - The Universe • Earth • Weather • The Oceans (2007)

are the altostratus and ...

Google previewIllustrated 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewA 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 .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

Altostratus are thin, blue- gray clouds that often cover the entire sky, and the sun may shine dimly through, appearing as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

altostratus (As), altocumulus (Ac), stratus (St), stratocumulus (Sc), cumulus (Cu), cumulonimbus ...

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

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 ...

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