There is different heights at which a cloud can form; low level, mid-level, and high level. Each level usually produces a different type of appearance and structure of the cloud. This article will mainly be discussing the high level clouds. High level clouds start with “cirro-” in the beginning of the word. Most high level clouds have ice crystals and supercooled liquid droplets because they are form above 20,000 feet. There are several different types of high level clouds, but the main three that will be discussed is: Cirrus, Cirrostratus, and Cirrocumulus.
Stay tuned next week, Courtney’s Cloud Corner will discuss mid-level clouds!