Fractus

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Fractus Cloud
... Fractus clouds (scuds) are small, ragged cloud fragments that are usually found under an ambient cloud base ... Fractus have irregular patterns, appearing much like torn pieces of cotton candy ...
Cloud Types - Tropospheric Class: Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, and Supplementary Features - Low Stratocumuliform, Stratiform, and Cumuliform - Genus Cumulus (little Vertical Extent)
... WMO species Cumulus fractus Ragged shreds of cumulus clouds ... WMO varieties opacity-based None (always opaque except species fractus which is always translucent) ... WMO supplementary features Not commonly seen with cumulus fractus or humilis ...
Fractus Cloud - Forms
... Fractus are accessory clouds, named for the type of cloud from which they were sheared ... The two principal forms are cumulus fractus (formerly, fractocumulus) and stratus fractus (formerly, fractostratus) ... Fractus clouds may develop into cumulus if the ground heats enough to start convection ...
Cloudy - Tropospheric Class - Summary of Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, Supplementary Features, Mother Clouds, and Associat - Low Stratocumuliform, Stratiform, and Cumuliform
... Stratus fractus (St fra) appears as a ragged broken up sheet that often forms as an accessory cloud in precipitation falling from a higher cloud deck ... Varieties of any kind are not commonly associated with stratus fractus because of the highly fragmented structure that identifies this species ... The smallest type is cumulus fractus (Cu fra) which consists of cumulus broken up into ragged and changing fragments ...
Tropospheric Class - Summary of Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, Supplementary Features, Mother Clouds, and Associat - Low Stratocumuliform, Stratiform, and Cumuliform
... Stratus fractus (St fra) appears as a ragged broken up sheet that often forms as an accessory cloud in precipitation falling from a higher cloud deck ... Varieties of any kind are not commonly associated with stratus fractus because of the highly fragmented structure that identifies this species ... The smallest type is cumulus fractus (Cu fra) which consists of cumulus broken up into ragged and changing fragments ...