Few people remember the types of clouds in secondary education, but then we can often hear them in the weather forecasts. The list of cloud types classifies the tropospheric genera as high (cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus), middle (altocumulus, altostratus), multi-level (nimbostratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus), and low (stratocumulus, stratus) according to the altitude level or levels at which each is normally found. Small cumulus are commonly grouped with the low clouds because they do not show significant vertical extent. Of the multi-level genus-types, those with the greatest convective activity are often grouped separately as towering vertical. The genus types all have Latin names.
This fun learning game may answer some of the following questions:
- What kinds of clouds are there?
- How high are clouds formed?
- Which are the 3 main types of clouds?