Wisps of cirrus cloud in the sky

Wisps of cirrus cloud in the sky

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Caption: Cirrus cloud. Wisps of cirrus cloud in the sky. Depending on their shape, these clouds are also known as "Mare's Tails" or "Stringers". Cirrus is a high-altitude (6,000-12,000 metres height) ice crystal cloud which forms delicate filaments or fibres. This cloud-type is usually associated with fair weather.

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Keywords: cirrus, cirrus cloud, climate, cloud, cloud types, clouds, mare's tail, meteorology, weather

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