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Cloud classification summary

(Section 2.1.4)

The various cloud classifications are summarized in Table 2.

Table 2. Cloud classifications

Genera

Species

Varieties

Supplementary features and accessory clouds

Mother-clouds and special clouds

(most commonly occurring mother-clouds are listed in the same order as genera)

(listed by frequency of observation)

Genitus

Mutatus

Cirrus

fibratus
uncinus
spissatus
castellanus
floccus

intortus
radiatus
vertebratus
duplicatus

mamma
fluctus

Cirrocumulus
Altocumulus
Cumulonimbus
Homo

Cirrostratus
Homo

Cirrocumulus

stratiformis
lenticularis
castellanus
floccus

undulatus
lacunosus

virga
mamma
cavum

-

Cirrus
Cirrostratus
Altocumulus
Homo

Cirrostratus

fibratus
nebulosus

duplicatus
undulatus

-

Cirrocumulus
Cumulonimbus

Cirrus
Cirrocumulus
Altostratus
Homo

Altocumulus

stratiformis
lenticularis
castellanus
floccus
volutus

translucidus
perlucidus
opacus
duplicatus
undulatus
radiatus
lacunosus

virga
mamma
cavum
fluctus
asperitas

Cumulus
Cumulonimbus

Cirrocumulus
Altostratus
Nimbostratus
Stratocumulus

Altostratus

-

translucidus
opacus
duplicatus
undulatus
radiatus

virga
praecipitatio
pannus
mamma

Altocumulus
Cumulonimbus

Cirrostratus
Nimbostratus

Nimbostratus

-

-

praecipitatio
virga
pannus

Cumulus
Cumulonimbus

Altocumulus
Altostratus
Stratocumulus

Stratocumulus

stratiformis
lenticularis
castellanus
floccus
volutus

translucidus
perlucidus
opacus
duplicatus
undulatus
radiatus
lacunosus

virga
mamma
praecipitatio
fluctus
asperitas
cavum

Altostratus
Nimbostratus
Cumulus
Cumulonimbus

Altocumulus
Nimbostratus
Stratus

Stratus

nebulosus
fractus

opacus
translucidus
undulatus

praecipitatio
fluctus

Nimbostratus
Cumulus
Cumulonimbus
Homo
Silva
Cataracta

Stratocumulus

Cumulus

humilis
mediocris
congestus
fractus

radiatus

virga
praecipitatio
pileus
velum
arcus
pannus
fluctus
tuba

Altocumulus
Stratocumulus
Flamma
Homo
Cataracta

Stratocumulus
Stratus

Cumulonimbus

calvus
capillatus

-

praecipitatio
virga
pannus
incus
mamma
pileus
velum
arcus
murus
cauda
flumen
tuba

Altocumulus
Altostratus
Nimbostratus
Stratocumulus
Cumulus
Flamma
Homo

Cumulus

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