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Altostratus
Abbreviation As
Family B
Type Altostratus
Occurrence Worldwide, common in middle latitudes
Altitude 2000-5000m
Formation Lifting of a large air mass followed by condensation
Precipitation Extensive areas of rain and snow
Potential Hazards Ice accretion on aircraft

SubtypesEdit

Altostratus duplicatus
Altostratus lenticularis
Altostratus with mammatus
Altostratus opacus
Altostratus praecipitatio
Altostratus radiatus
Altostratus translucidus
Altostratus undulatus


Clouds    
High Clouds (Family A): Cirrus (Ci) • Cirrus aviaticus • Cirrus intortus • Cirrus radiatus • Cirrus uncinus • Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz • Cirrostratus (Cs) • Cirrocumulus (Cc) • Pileus • Contrail
Middle Clouds (Family B): Altostratus (As) • Altostratus undulatus • Altocumulus (Ac) • Altocumulus undulatus • Altocumulus mackerel sky • Altocumulus castellanus • Altocumulus lenticularis
Low Clouds (Family C): Stratus (St) • Orographic stratus • Fog • Nimbostratus (Ns) • Cumulus humilis (Cu) • Cumulus mediocris (Cu) • Stratocumulus (Sc)
Vertical Clouds (Family D): Cumulonimbus (Cb) • Cumulonimbus incus • Cumulonimbus calvus • Cumulonimbus with mammatus • Cumulus congestus • Cumulus castellanus • Pyrocumulus  • Pyrocumulonimbus

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