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Title: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on June 07, 2015, 09:59:33 AM
Greg,

Thank you for the JPG version but I starting thinking there had to be a better resolution version...
A little digging at NASA and PDF = http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/cloud_chart/PDFs/NOAA-NASA-CloudChart.pdf (http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/cloud_chart/PDFs/NOAA-NASA-CloudChart.pdf)
There is also a second page explaining cloud elevations, cloud cover, opacity and water cycle.
Here is the master page that has great cloud ID resources and a quiz - NASA who knew...
http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/cloud_chart/ (http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/cloud_chart/)
Clouds clasified by elevations: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/dad/sfc/metar/CloudChart.pdf (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/dad/sfc/metar/CloudChart.pdf)

Finally check out this If Then guide to cloud identification http://wvscience.org/clouds/Cloud_Key.pdf (http://wvscience.org/clouds/Cloud_Key.pdf)

Thanks again Greg for the initial hit!

Anybody else got a great Cloud ID resource feel free to let us know - let's keep this thread going.

Randall
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: miraculon on June 07, 2015, 01:20:34 PM
I am glad that it stimulated additional investigation.  \:D/

Here is another resource in case there is interest: https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/ (https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/)

Greg H.
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on June 07, 2015, 06:11:06 PM
Greg,

Another home run - thank you!

Randall
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: yahtah on June 07, 2015, 11:11:24 PM
Great thread, Randall! Thank you from a rookie observer.  =D>

I found something that may help rank amateurs like me get started.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/downloads/cloudwheel_10.pdf

And I just found this for looking at things from satellites.

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/sage/meteorology/lesson3/intro.html

Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on June 08, 2015, 02:13:35 AM
Yahtah,

I have never seen those great addition to the resource list.
Thank you for sharing!

Randall
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Skating_On_Clouds on June 10, 2015, 10:38:14 AM
Try the CloudSpotter iPhone app!
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on July 10, 2015, 07:51:40 PM
Here are my two favorite cloud identifiers from Washington and Oklahoma.
They each have PhD's in meteorology and will answer any question on Cloud ID

https://communitycloudatlas.wordpress.com/

Randall
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: yahtah on July 10, 2015, 09:24:26 PM
Here are my two favorite cloud identifiers from Washington and Oklahoma.
They each have PhD's in meteorology and will answer any question on Cloud ID

https://communitycloudatlas.wordpress.com/

Randall

Another Grand Slam, Randall! Not just names and a few pics, but explanation of what's occurring to cause the cloud.  =D> Bookmarked!
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on July 19, 2015, 04:51:41 PM
Excellent - Glad to help!
Title: Re: Cloud ID Resouces
Post by: Randall Kayfes on August 02, 2015, 11:52:17 PM
An excellent histogram of T-Storms:

http://www.britannica.com/science/thunderstorm#ref732715 (http://www.britannica.com/science/thunderstorm#ref732715)

Click on Images! and scroll...

Randall