A Colour Guide to Clouds by Richard Scorer

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26. Cumulonimbus in deep cold air is here illustrated with the lower clouds leaning forward (to the left) showing that the wind is stronger at higher levels. The anvil has snow and rain falling from it, and this gives it the softened outline, while a newly growing part of the cloud penetrates, with sharp white outline, far above the spreading anvil. At the top of the picture we see the evaporating edge of smaller cumulus. This cumulonimbus is typical of cold windy days in polar air that has recently come from a cooler latitude.

Cumulonimbus in deep cold air is here illustrated with the lower clouds leaning forward (to the left) showing that the wind is stronger at higher levels. The anvil has snow and rain falling from it, and this gives it the softened outline, while a newly growing part of the cloud penetrates, with sharp white outline, far above the spreading anvil. At the top of the picture we see the evaporating edge of smaller cumulus. This cumulonimbus is typical of cold windy days in polar air that has recently come from a cooler latitude.

Although these clouds look windswept they change their shape very slowly by comparison with water clouds. Below is a wave cloud—a cloud formed in the crest of the wavy motion produced when the air flows over a hill. This is a water cloud, and is in the shadow of some cirrus. In the distance is a more continuous layer of fibrous ice cloud which is therefore called cirrostratus. There are some small fragments of cumulus, but the shadow of the cirrus is cutting off the sunshine so that there are scarcely any thermals to renew the evaporating cumulus.

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