Stratus Fractus

Some articles on stratus, fractus, stratus fractus:

Cloudy - Tropospheric Class - Summary of Families, Genera, Species, Varieties, Supplementary Features, Mother Clouds, and Associat - Low Stratocumuliform, Stratiform, and Cumuliform
... from the complete transformation of altocumulus, nimbostratus, or stratus ... Genus stratus (St) This low cloud is a uniform layer of low non-convective cloud resembling fog but not resting on the ground ... drizzle or snow grains), although heavier rain or snow may fall through a stratus layer from a higher precipitating cloud deck ...
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 ...