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Cumulus

  • Definition: A cloud in the form of individual detached domes or towers that are usually dense and well defined. It has a flat base with a bulging upper part that often resembles cauliflower. Cumulus clouds of fair weather are cumulus humulis. Those that exhibit much vertical growth are called cumulus congestus or towering cumulus.

    Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens

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