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noblackcrayon | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM via web

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For class we have to know the names of all the clouds in the order of height in the atmosphere. I was wondering if there was an easy way to learn the names. When u learn the names of the planets and directions on a compass there are little sayings I was just wondering if anyone out there knew one for the scientific names of clouds.

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beancounters | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM (Answer #1)

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CIRCUS - Cir for Cirrus, cu for Cumulus, and s for Stratus. That's just for the general ones, but I've got nothing for the specific types.

 

For future reference, the "little sayings" are often called mnemonic devices.

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