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Cumulus clouds over ruins in Mexico, showing the puffy shape and dense occurrence typical of the clouds.
Cumulus clouds over ruins in Mexico, showing the puffy shape and dense occurrence typical of the clouds.
Towering cumulus with a rain-free base.
Towering cumulus with a rain-free base.
Cumulus can also refer to Cumulus Media (also known as Cumulus Broadcasting)

A cumulus cloud is a cloud belonging to a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds or towers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower. They are formed in the troposphere at a lower altitude than altocumulus, usually below 8000 feet (2400 metres). "Cumulus" is Latin for "heap", related to "accumulation". I took this picture over the summer of 1997 using a point-and-click 35mm camera; the ruins in the distance are IIRC Uxmal (in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico), taken from the hotel. ... I took this picture over the summer of 1997 using a point-and-click 35mm camera; the ruins in the distance are IIRC Uxmal (in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico), taken from the hotel. ... Picture from the NOAA Photo Library, showing a towering cumulus with a rain-free base. ... Picture from the NOAA Photo Library, showing a towering cumulus with a rain-free base. ... Cumulus Media, Inc. ... Cumulus of fair weather A cloud is a visible mass of condensed water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above Earths (or another planetary bodys) surface. ... Cultivar Group Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group Cauliflower is a variety (Botrytis Group) of Brassica oleracea in the family Brassicaceae. ... The troposphere is the lowermost portion of Earths atmosphere and the one in which most weather phenomena occur. ... Altocumulus cloud formation An Altocumulus is a cloud belonging to a class characterized by globular masses or rolls in layers or patches, the individual elements being larger and darker than those of cirrocumulus and smaller than those of stratocumulus. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


They have often been described as cauliflower-like in structure. They occur at heights of 500-6000 meters in elevation from the earth and most often occur scattered or in dense heaped packs. They are formed due to convection, ie buoyant upward air currents known as thermals during whenever the air can rise to a height at which its moisture can condense. Though most common in warm, summer weather, cumulus clouds can be formed at any time of year. Cultivar Group Brassica oleracea Botrytis Group Cauliflower is a variety (Botrytis Group) of Brassica oleracea in the family Brassicaceae. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ... Convection is the transfer of heat by the motion of or within a fluid. ... This article is about the atmospheric phenomenon. ... Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Summer, 1573. ... Composite satellite image showing the progress of a hurricane weather system approaching the east coast of America Weather comprises all the various phenomena that occur in the atmosphere of a planet. ...


Cumulus clouds often form in anti-cyclonic weather but sometimes the descending air in the anticyclone produces an inversion layer which prevents the air rising to a height where its moisture can condense. In these conditions cumulus clouds do not form and the sky is cloudless. In meteorology, an anticyclone is a weather phenomenon associated with atmospheric high pressure. ... In meteorology, an anticyclone is a weather phenomenon associated with atmospheric high pressure. ... A temperature inversion is a meteorological phenomenon where air temperature increases with height. ...


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Cumulus Clouds (249 words)
Cumulus clouds look like white fluffy balls of cotton wool and mark the vertical extent of convection or thermal uplift of air taking place in the in the atmosphere.
Small cumulus clouds are evidence of relatively stable air during fair weather.
Since cumulus clouds have no existence apart from thermal convection, they are diurnal clouds when over land, forming mid morning and disappearing again after sunset.
Complaint: Cumulus Media Inc., Richard J. Bonick, Jr., Daniel O'Donnell and Richard W. Weening, Defendants (3653 words)
Cumulus is engaged in the acquisition, operation and development of radio stations in small and mid-sized markets throughout the United States.
Cumulus' traffic scheduling system, however, was designed principally to record revenue from on-air advertisements and could not generally calculate the amount of revenue generated by the sale of non-radio advertisements.
Cumulus' internal accounting controls over revenue recognition only required that the individuals who entered information from advertising contracts into Cumulus' traffic scheduling system inform their managers about any advertising contracts that looked "odd." These individuals were not given instruction as to what contracts should be considered "odd" and thus, could not make such a determination.
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