S'COOL: Cirrocumulus Clouds
Cirrocumulus with cirrus
Photo by Lin Chambers on April 17th, 1999. This image shows an example of multilayer cloudiness within a single cloud level. The cirrocumulus appears to be above a lower layer of much smoother cirrus. This indicates different wind characteristics in the two layers (probably turbulent at the higher level and much smoother at the lower level).
Photograph taken just after sunset, about 8:30 pm, onJuly 8, 2005 by Dave Kratz in Poquoson, Virginia. The image shows the west northwest sky where a field of cirroculmulus is in the process of slowly dissipating. Shortly after this image was taken, the clouds began to stretch out and become more diffuse. Later that evening the skies became mostly clear, though thin cirrostratus persisted in drifting overhead for several hours.