How did stratus get its name?
Stratus is named from the Latin word stratus meaning "spreading out" which describes the characteristics of the cloud. It is related to the word stratum, meaning spread out in a layer, used in geology. ...
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What does nimbo and nimbus mean?
Nimbus is a Latin word meaning cloud or rain storm. The prefix nimbo- or the suffix -nimbus indicates a precipitating cloud; for example, a nimbostratus cloud is a precipitating stratus cloud, and a cumulonimbus cloud is a precipitating cumulus cloud. And it starts from the bottom. ...
Scientific name for a cloud?
There is no general name for 'cloud' but there are different scientific names for different types of clouds, such as : alto, meaning middle and thus in the middle height of our atmosphere Stratus, meaning sheet and layer like clouds currulus meaning heap, usually looks like bunnies or castles in the sky cirrus, meaning curl, lock of hair numbus meaning rain. you could also check a latin conversion site but it wouldn't be really the scientific name, but it would be the latin name for...
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What is the word stratus in latin?
Stratus in Latin is the past participle of the verb sternere, "to spread out". Consequently, it is an adjective (in this case, in its masculine nominative singular form) meaning "spread out" or "prostrate". Exceptionally, stratus can also occur in place of the usual stratum meaning "a cover; a spread". ...
How did the cloud stratus get its name?
The word stratus comes from stratum, the word in Latin that means layer. The word cirrus comes from Latin which means hair. Unfortunately, I do not know how cumulus got its name, but I do know how cumulunimbus got its name. The word nimbus or nimbo is often added to the names of clouds that produce rain or snow. Nimbus means cloud in Latin. ...
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What is a stratus cloud called when it touches the ground?
Here is the answer when a stratus cloud touches the ground it is called a fog. ...
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What are the four major cloud groups and their charactersitics?
* Cumulus meaning heaped up, * Stratus meaning layered, * Cirrus meaning wispy, and * Nimbus implying rain. ...