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‘Asperatus’ Latin name gets the thumbs up

Asperatus over Evans County, Georgia, US. Photo by LeeAnna Tatum.

‘Asperatus’ Latin name gets the thumbs up

Asperatus over Evans County, Georgia, US. Photo by LeeAnna Tatum.

Asperatus over Evans County, Georgia, US. Photo by LeeAnna Tatum.

We were very pleased to learn that our campaign to get a new cloud classification added to the official naming system has been helped by a Latin scholar. Dr. Rick LaFleur, Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is one of the most respected Latinists in the United States. He discussed our choice of name for the cloud type in his regular column about the Latin roots of words for The Apalachiola and Carrabelle Times. The piece is called ‘Cloudy with a chance of crab cakes’.

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