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Mammatus Clouds

Contributed by Sara Cornett

Look Out the Window

#InThePlane

Contributed by Chenelle Witty

Here's a good guide to tell the different types of clouds apart. Some categories cross over, like cumulonimbus and stratocumulous.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

These blotchy, dotted clouds are stratus clouds.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds often displayed in repetitive, sweeping patterns such as this.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

An example of a cumulonimbus cloud, a super-sized example of a fluffy cumulous cloud.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Supercell Thunderstorm

Contributed by Christine Jay

Stratus Clouds over Greenland

Contributed by Christine Jay

Lenticular Clouds

Contributed by Christine Jay

Because clouds are so different from each other, here's a video about cloud formation and the different types of clouds that can form.

Contributed by Sammo Lea