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Clouds
A Cloud on earth is a condensations of water and other particles in the atmosphere. They are formed by the saturation of air with water when it cools or gains water vapor. The science of clouds is nephology a branch of meteorology.  Cloud types have Latin names formally proposed in December 1802 as Luke Howard nomenclature and became the basis of a modern international system of classification.
The popular names for the five physical types are:

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Stratus (low-level with horizontal layering)
Stratocumulus (low-level, lumpy layer)
 Cirrus (thin, wispy and elongate above 18,000 ft)
 Cumulus (low-level puffy or cotton-like)
Cumulonimbus (a dense towering vertical "rain-cloud")

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Time-lapse video of clouds over Los Angeles
(640 X 480 .mp4)
cloudsTL-9505-edit2
cloudsTL-CanonG9_MVI_1224
CloudsTL10162016b

Time-lapse video of clouds over Los Angeles
(in HD .mp4)

CloudsTL-SL1-11212016b
cloudsTL1132017a

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You Tube "Scenic Clouds" slide show at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njPy0vlbfgE
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You Tube  "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe -- Chapter 1"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hWZKjTfrdY

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Scenic Clouds .mp4 slide show:
Scenic Clouds

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El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky - Tenerife
https://vimeo.com/23205323

 

Cloud references:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/cloud_classification.aspx
http://www.carlwozniak.com/clouds/types.html
http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/home.rxml


 

Mouse click on any of the thumbnail images below for an enlargement
All but the first three images were taken from Los Angeles, California 

 

 

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