Fractus Clouds

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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 ...

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