cumulonimbus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1887 cumulus cloud having a low base and often spread out in the shape of an anvil extending to great heights — see cloud illustration

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  • Cumulonimbus — Abréviation METAR Cb Symbole Calvus Capillatus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cumulonimbus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cumulonimbos en Oklahoma (parte basal: área lluviosa a la derecha Los Cumulonimbus o cumulonimbos son nubes de gran desarrollo vertical, que internamente están formadas por una columna de aire cálido y húmedo que se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • cumulonimbus — CUMULONÍMBUS s.m. Formaţie de nori denşi de culoare cenuşie plumburie, de mari dimensiuni, care se dezvoltă pe verticală de la suprafaţa pământului până la altitudinea de 1000 m şi care aduce furtună cu ploaie, zăpadă şi grindină. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • cumulonimbus — [ kymylonɛ̃bys ] n. m. • 1891; de cumulus et nimbus ♦ Météorol. Épaisse masse nuageuse à base sombre et à sommet bourgeonnant. Les cumulonimbus déclenchent les averses de grêle et les orages. cumulonimbus [kymylonɛ̃bys] n. m. ÉTYM. 1891; de 1.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cumulonimbus — (n.) 1887, from cumulo , comb. form of CUMULUS (Cf. cumulus), + NIMBUS (Cf. nimbus) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cumulonimbus — ► NOUN (pl. cumulonimbi) ▪ cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base at fairly low altitude, as in thunderstorms …   English terms dictionary

  • cumulonimbus — [kyo͞o΄myə lō΄nim′bəs] n. the type of dense cloud that develops vertically through all cloud levels, consisting of water droplets, ice crystals, and sometimes hail, and associated with thunder, lightning, and heavy showers: see CLOUD …   English World dictionary

  • Cumulonimbus — Wolken: Klassifikation Gattungen Cirrus Ci Cirrocumulus Cc Cirrostratus Cs Altocumulus Ac Altostratus As Stratocumulus Sc Stratus St Cumulus Cu Nimbostratus Ns …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cumulonimbus — UK [ˌkjuːmjʊləʊˈnɪmbəs] / US [ˌkjumjəloʊˈnɪmbəs] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cumulonimbus : singular cumulonimbus plural cumulonimbi or cumulonimbuses science a mass of very tall thick cloud that usually brings rain and sometimes… …   English dictionary

  • cumulonimbus — /kyooh myeuh loh nim beuhs/, n., pl. cumulonimbus. a cloud of a class indicative of thunderstorm conditions, characterized by large, dense towers that often reach altitudes of 30,000 ft. (9000 m) or more, cumuliform except for their tops, which… …   Universalium

  • cumulonimbus — noun Cumulonimbus is used before these nouns: ↑cloud …   Collocations dictionary

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