Cirrostratus

  • (noun): A thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude.
    Synonyms: cirrostratus cloud

Some articles on cirrostratus:

Cloud Types - Tropospheric Class: Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, and Supplementary Features - High Cirriform, Stratocumuliform, and Stratiform - Genus Cirrostratus
... Clouds of the genus cirrostratus consist of mostly continuous, wide sheets of cloud that covers a large area of the sky ... Frontal cirrostratus is a precursor to rain or snow if it thickens into mid-level altostratus and eventually nimbostratus as the weather front moves closer to the observer ... WMO species Cirrostratus fibratus Cirrostratus sheet with a fibrous appearance, but not as detached as cirrus ...
Cirrus Cloud - Relation To Other Clouds - Summary of High Cloud Genera - Cirrostratus
... Cirrostratus clouds can appear as a milky sheen in the sky or as a striated sheet ... latter because the sun or moon is always clearly visible through transparent cirrostratus, in contrast to altostratus which tends to be opaque or translucent ... Cirrostratus come in two species, fibratus and nebulosus ...
Tropospheric Class - Summary of Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, Supplementary Features, Mother Clouds, and Associat - High Cirriform, Stratocumuliform, and Stratiform
... and at the very leading edge of a frontal or low pressure disturbance where they may merge into cirrostratus ... or 6 (depending on how much of the sky is covered) if accompanied by cirrostratus ... cloud Cirrus fibratus cirrostratomutatus forms from a cirrostratus mother cloud when mostly continuous sheets of high cloud break up into more detached wispy or fibrous streaks ...
Cirrus Cloud - Optical Phenomena
... Cirrus mixed with cirrostratus can produce halos around the sun and sundogs, which are arcs of brightness near the sun ... The cirrus/cirrostratus combination can also produce colorful arcs such as the circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs ... Light comes from the sun and passes through a cirrus/cirrostratus cloud ...
Cirrostratus Cloud
... Cirrostratus /ˌsɪroʊˈstrɑːtəs/ clouds are thin, generally uniform clouds, composed of ice-crystals ... if capable of forming halos the cloud takes the form of thin cirrostratus nebulosus ... texture with no halos if it is thicker cirrostratus fibratus ...