The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - Soils, Manure and the Environment
Chapter: Chapter 4: Weather and Climate

Cirrus, Cumulus and Stratus clouds

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1376. The simple modifications are thus named and defined: - 1. Cirrus, a parallel flexuous, or diverging fibre, extensible in any or in all directions (fig. 245. a.); 2. Cumulus, a convex or conical heap, increasing upwards from a horizontal base (b); 3. Stratus, a widely-extended, continuous, horizontal sheet increasing from below (c).