There are many types of clouds. I hope this guide is found to be fun as it helps the Beginner or Student to identify different types of clouds & their associated characteristics. For more information, roll your mouse over the images/click on the images.
Some clouds and cauliflower have something in common. The tops of cauliflower are puffy:
The tops of ‘Cumulus‘ clouds are puffy-similar to the tops of cauliflower:
That’s your first lesson of cloud identification! Good job! ~Jeanne
“Mare’s Tails” are a type of cloud that are wispy:
They curl as if a Painter made a sweep with a brush. They are the only cloud which curls like a lock of hair. “CIrrus” is Latin for”ringlet” or “curling lock of hair”. “Cirrus uncinus” is the proper term.