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Saw these in the morning in Idaho. Amazing. As a beginner, I’m not sure where to start to identify them. Maybe Radiatus? Or just a bunch of Cumulus lined up? Thanks !
Hello Steven, for some reason I cannot view your image, but a go-to guide for cloud ID is the WMO’s International Cloud Atlas: https://cloudatlas.wmo.int/cloud-classification-aids-cl-cm-ch.html
Steven – Another decent source, a bit less technical and perhaps easier to use : WhatsThisCloud.com. They have a downloadable e-book on cloud types that has sketches, photos, comparisons (for instance, altocumulus vs stratocumulus), etc.
Wonderful. I’ll look it up.
I still think that our forum would benefit from having a topic stream entitled “What’s this cloud?” Very helpful to us beginners and might attract more members.
In the meantime, I’m still looking up!
Steve – Hope this e-book helps.
There are several similar topic streams in the Forum, generally centered around a given, specific cloud photo (much as yours is). Might be worthwhile looking through the streams here.
There are several Local Community groups of cloudspotters. I don’t know where you live, but there might be one clos to you. If so, these cloudy thinkers would certainly be of help.