Illustration of stratus clouds, meaning layer or blanket in Latin. Characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base. Flat, featureless clouds of low altitude varying in color from dark gray to nearly white obscuring the disk of the sun. Essentially above-ground fog formed either through the lifting of morning fog or when cold air moves at low altitudes over a region.

Low clouds: Stratus 1

Illustration of stratus clouds, meaning layer or blanket in Latin. Characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base. Flat, featureless clouds of low altitude varying in color from dark gray to nearly white obscuring the disk of the sun. Essentially above-ground fog formed either through the lifting of morning fog or when cold air moves at low altitudes over a region.

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Author(s)Tracey Saxby
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2005-06-27
AlbumEcosystems > Meteorology/Climate
TypeSymbol
Project(s)Ecosystem Based Management
USA-Australia Virtual Environmental Partnership
Dimensions501 x 62
Filesize6 kB (svg)   7 kB (png)
Number of Downloads295
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Required AttributionTracey Saxby, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)