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Taylor shares her latest research with us in her newest blog post. E3 students choose a variety of learning journeys – Taylor is very involved in her passion for dancing and her curriculum path includes many varied educational opportunities. ~Diane

the blue eyed dancer

Their are many different cloud types but here are ten basic forms. Those basic ten clouds are Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, Altocumulus, Altostratus,  Nimbostratus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus, Stratocumulus, and Stratus.

The first clouds I am going to talk about are Cirrus (Ci), Cirrocumulus (Cc), and Cirrostratus (Cs). These are high level clouds that are similar in certain ways. Cirrus (Ci) is Latin for “curl of the hair” which is exactly what it looks like. Small light strands of cloud woven together. Cirrocumulus (Cc) clouds are layered sheets of cloud with hair like and dotted textures. This is a mixture of Cirrus (Ci) and Cirrostratus (Cs) in it’s degraded state. These two clouds are made from almost all ice crystals and almost no dirt particles. Last is Cirrostratus(Cs). It has a velvety milky look and can cover the whole sky. It looks like a light layer of cloud but you can still see through…

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Author: diane mcinturff

I am a Gifted/Talented Specialist and lifelong educator/learner. I love my life in beautiful northern Colorado!

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