What Kind Of Weather Makes Up A Cirrus Cloud?


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komal awan answered
Cirrus means "lock of hair". These clouds are found at heights that are approximately greater than six to eight thousand meters in the cold region of the troposphere. And come under the categories of high-level clouds. They have a thin and wispy formation and are quiet irregular in structure.

No, heat does not play a part in formation of a cirrus cloud but instead they composed of ice crystals. These ice crystals are formed as the temperature above the eight thousand meters altitude freezes the water droplets present in the air. Although these ice crystals tend to evaporate due to the heat in the atmosphere before they reach the ground. However, cirrus clouds are usually formed in fair weather, where the chances of a rainy weather are minimal. They can be observed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Research also suggests that cirrus clouds can also be formed before an approaching thunderstorm or a heavy shower of rain.

Cirrus clouds do trap heat, that is infra red radiations beneath themselves and also reflect these radiations. This can also be called as the green house effect. In addition to this cirrus clouds also play a part in reflecting the sunlight.
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Anvin Raj answered
Cirrus Cloud is an unusual type of cloud which is found to contain ice crystals which were often found with tufts. They are wispy in nature, and they are very similar to each other appearing like a sheet. This type of cirrus cloud is called "cirrostratus". A different type of cloud with tufts having chilling cold small droplets of water is called "cirrocumulus". Cirrus clouds do not give out precipitation.

Cirrus clouds indicate that the weather is fair and will remain the same in the near future. They are usually formed at an altitude of above 26,000 feet. The ice crystals which are present in it are released downwards but it evaporates before reaching the ground. These clouds entrap and reflect infrared radiation; ithey can even reflect sunlight to some extent. The appearance of cirrus clouds indicates that there is disturbance in the upper layer of the air.
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Anonymous answered
Cirrus clouds bring fair weather (nice weather.)
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Anonymous answered
They can appear before the arrival of a cold front (squall line) they do not neccessarlly mean fine condition it could just be the so called calm before the storm.
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Amman Aamir answered
What is the weather anyway? It is simply what the air or atmosphere is like at any time. No matter what the air is—cold, cool, warm, hot, calm, breezy, windy, dry, humid, or wet that's weather.

Weather may be a combination of different amounts of heat, moisture, arid motion in the air. And it changes from hour to hour, day to day, season to season, and even from year to year.

The daily changes are caused by storms and fair weather moving over the earth. The seasonal changes are due to the turning of the earth around the sun. Why weather changes from year to year is still not known, however.
The most important "cause" of weather is the heating and cooling of the air. Heat causes the winds as well as the different way in which water vapor appears in the atmosphere.

Humidity, the amount of water vapor in the air, combined with the temperature, causes many weather conditions. Clouds are a kind of weather condition, and they are formed when water vapor condenses high above the ground.

When the cloud droplets grow larger and become too heavy to be held up by the air currents, they fall to the ground and we have the weather known as rain. If the raindrops fall through a layer of air which is below freezing, the drops freeze and our weather is snow.

One of the ways the weather forecaster studies the weather is to look at the "fronts" that exist. Fronts are boundary lines between the cold air moving southwards from the north, and the warm air moving from the tropics. Most of the severe storms which cause rain, snow, and other bad weather are in some way related to these fronts.

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