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MONTESSORI ASTRONOMY : Types of Clouds - Cumulonimbus


Abbreviation: Cb
Altitude: 2,000-16,000 m 
  Appearance: Tall and large 

Cumulonimbus clouds are tall, dense,
clouds, and are usually involved in
thunderstorms. Differences in temperature
at different levels of the atmosphere
produce cumulonimbus clouds
They can form alone, in clusters,
or along a cloud front in a squall line. 

 Cumulus: (Latin) Heap
Nimbus: (Latin) Bringing rain 

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