Definitions for nimbostratusˌnɪm boʊˈstreɪ təs, -ˈstræt əs; -ˈstreɪ taɪ, -ˈstræt aɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nimbostratus

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. nimbostratus(Noun)

    A low-level, principal cloud type, generally formless and dark grey in colour, occurring in layers at low altitude (usually below 2400 metres) and usually bringing precipitation; abbreviated Ns.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Nimbostratus

    A nimbostratus cloud is characterized by a formless cloud layer that is almost uniformly dark grey. "Nimbo" is from the Latin word "nimbus", which denotes precipitation. It is generally a stratiform cloud of moderate vertical development that produces precipitation, developing cloud bases between the surface and about 10000 ft. This cloud typically forms from altostratus in the middle altitude range then subsides into the low altitude range during precipitation. Nimbostratus usually has a thickness of about 2000 m. Though found worldwide, nimbostratus is found more commonly in the middle latitudes.

Translation

Find a translation for the nimbostratus definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these nimbostratus definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"nimbostratus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/nimbostratus>.

Are we missing a good definition for nimbostratus? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nimbostratus:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.