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...

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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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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