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The ice cloud is thus at a lower level than the water cloud in this case. 26 T h e Clouds of a Low Pressure Area (Depression) 19. e. at sufficiently low temperatures for the water droplets to freeze as soon as they are formed shows the fibrous form without any typical water cloud being present at all. Although these clouds look windswept they change their shape very slowly by comparison with water clouds. Below is a wave cloud—a cloud formed in the crest of the wavy motion produced when the air flows over a hill.
11. Use sunglasses to examine the clouds near the sun, where many interesting colours and shapes can be seen. It is of little value to use binoculars except on such tiny clouds as contrails. D o not risk looking at the sun through them except when it is very low and red, but then it can be very interesting. When the sun is not low it is very dangerous for the eyes. 12. The sky changes most rapidly at sunrise and so in an hour's observing then you will usually see more changes than at any other time.
This is often a line of cumulonimbus formed where the cool air lifts the warm damp air. Although not all cold fronts are accompanied by the kind of refreshing clearance of storm clouds shown here, they are the most interesting and produce very rapid, beautiful, and dramatic changes in the sky. In this example mamma can be seen in the anvil of the nearest cumulonimbus. The cold air is moving from the right. 32 25. The clearance at a cold front is often quite sharp but not accompanied by a belt of rain.
A Colour Guide to Clouds by Richard Scorer