Earth Science Digital Image Library - Cirrocumulus Clouds
Earth Science, Math, Science & Technology
Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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Cirrocumulus clouds form above 18,000 feet (6,000 m) and appear as small, rounded white puffs that are isolated or in long rows. When the white puffs are in rows, they give the cloud a rippling appearance. Cirrocumulus clouds rarely cover the entire sky. The small ripples in a cirrocumulus cloud resemble the scales of a fish, which earned the nickname "mackerel sky."
Gardiner, Ulster County, New York
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