Cloud types

Here we present accurate, captioned examples of the scientific cloud types for your editorial needs. The standard cloud types (based on the WMO International Cloud Atlas) are supplemented by some of the more common accessory clouds or form variations. All images contain only the type or situation depicted and are intended as classic or common examples with as little visual ambiguity as possible. There are many incorrect cloud type descriptions and published examples available elsewhere but, if you want accuracy, you can count on our expertise.

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