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" ... 10. Stratus (St.). — A uniform layer of cloud resembling a fog but not resting on the ground. When this sheet is broken up into irregular shreds in a wind, or by the summits of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name Fracto-strattis (Fr.-St.). "
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections - Page 227
1913
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The Eyes of the Army and Navy

Albert H. Munday - 1917 - 226 pages
...or waves sometimes covering the whole sky. At 6,500 feet. Predicts a change in the weather. STRATUS. A uniform layer of cloud resembling a fog but not resting on the ground. One hundred to 3,500 feet. NIMBUS. Shapeless cloud without structure, from which falls continuous rain...
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Manual of Military Aviation...

Hollis Leroy Müller - 1917 - 308 pages
...clouds without shape and with ragged edges from - " which rain or snow usually falls. (b) Stratus. A uniform layer of cloud resembling a fog but not resting on the ground. It is seen from the above that clouds possess characteristics typical of the altitude in which they...
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Smithsonian Meteorological Tables

Smithsonian Institution - 1921 - 261 pages
...rising in the form of mountains, turrets or anvils, generally surmounted by a shed or screen of Sbrous appearance (false Cirrus) and having at its base a...of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name Fracto-slratus (Fr.-St.). During summer all low clouds tend to assume forms resembling Cumulus, and...
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Handbook of Meteorology: A Manual for Cooperative Observers and Students

Jacques Wardlaw Redway - 1921 - 294 pages
...and bumps. The turbulent cumulus cloud has been called "the most treacherous wild beast of the air." 10. STRATUS (St). — A uniform layer of cloud resembling...not resting on the ground. When this sheet is broken into irregular shreds by the wind, or by the summits of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name...
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Meteorology for Coast Artillery

J. J. Johnson - 1923 - 92 pages
...horizon, or, if sufficiently extended, toward the opposite point also, approximate height, 28,000 feet. Stratus (St.). — A uniform layer of cloud resembling...is broken up into irregular shreds in a wind, or by summits of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name of Fraclo-stralus (Fr.-St.). [St. may be...
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Aeronautical Meteorology

Willis Ray Gregg - 1925 - 144 pages
...or snow, while precipitation occasionally reaches the ground from A.-Cu., Cu., and possibly others.] 10. Stratus (St.). A uniform layer of cloud resembling...is broken up into irregular shreds in a wind, or by summits of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name Fracto-stratus (Fr.-St.). [St. may be undulated...
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Circular

United States. Weather Bureau - 1925
...underneath a large Nb., the cloud may be described as Fracto-nimlms (Fr.-Nb. ) (" Scud" of sailors). Stratus (St.). — A uniform layer of cloud resembling...is broken up into irregular shreds in a wind, or by summits of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name Fracto-stratus (Pr.-St.). CD Q_ UJ H PLATE...
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American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation & Nautical Astronomy ...

Nathaniel Bowditch - 1931 - 852 pages
...Cirrus clouds. This last form is particularly common in spring showers. The front of thunder clouds of wide extent frequently presents the form of a large...of mountains, it may be distinguished by the name Fracto-stratus (Fr.-St.) . NOTE. — The attention of mariners is especially called to the value of...
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Circular

United States. Weather Bureau - 1932
...height is hard to estimate or measure, due to their lack of definite form. Stratus (St.) (fig. 11). — A uniform layer of cloud resembling a fog, but not resting on the ground. These clouds also are usually quite low and rain or snow frequently accompanies them. They are frequently...
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Journal of the Outdoor Life, Volume 20

1923
...frequently presents the form of a large arc spread over a portion of a uniformly lighter sky. Stratus is a uniform layer of cloud resembling a fog but not resting on the ground. Suggested reading: "Clouds" by George Aubourne Clarke, FRPS, FR Met. Soc. "Water Wonders" by Jean M....
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