Which type of clouds name comes from the Latin word meaning rain?

Which type of clouds name comes from the Latin word meaning rain?


How high up are cirrostratus clouds?

18,000 ft

Which type of clouds give rain?

The prefix "nimbo-" or the suffix "-nimbus" are low-level clouds that have their bases below 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) above the Earth. Clouds that produce rain and snow fall into this category. ("Nimbus" comes from the Latin word for "rain.") Two examples are the nimbostratus or cumulonimbus clouds./span>

What is a dark rain cloud called?

Nimbostratus clouds

Why do clouds look dark before it rains?

When clouds are thin, they let a large portion of the light through and appear white. But like any objects that transmit light, the thicker they are, the less light makes it through. As their thickness increases, the bottoms of clouds look darker but still scatter all colors. We perceive this as gray./span>

What are high-level clouds?

High-level clouds form above 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) and since the temperatures are so cold at such high elevations, these clouds are primarily composed of ice crystals. High-level clouds are typically thin and white in appearance, but can appear in a magnificent array of colors when the sun is low on the horizon./span>

Does rain come from clouds?

Within a cloud, water droplets condense onto one another, causing the droplets to grow. When these water droplets get too heavy to stay suspended in the cloud, they fall to Earth as rain. ... Water vapor turns into clouds when it cools and condenses—that is, turns back into liquid water or ice.