Definition of stratocumulus in English:


Syllabification: stra·to·cu·mu·lus
Pronunciation: /ˌstratōˈkyo͞omyələs, ˌstrā-


  • Cloud forming a low layer of clumped or broken gray masses.
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    • In summer, Arctic Ocean packice cover is incomplete and heavily puddled, which maintains a constant layer of stratus and stratocumulus cloud cover.
    • It is characterized by a sky covered by a layer of stratus or stratocumulus which tends to persist because of the weak atmospheric circulation.
    • If this is so, any cumulus which does form during the daytime will quickly stop growing and spread into a layer of stratocumulus and then disperse when night comes.

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