Cirrus radiatus is a variety of cirrus cloud. The name cirrus radiatus is derived from Latin, meaning "rayed, striped". This variety of cirrus clouds occurs in parallel bands that often cover the entire sky and appear to converge at a single point or two opposite points on the horizon. Cirrus radiatus is often partly made up of cirrocumulus or cirrostratus.
Cirrus radiatus clouds with a contrail crossing through
|Genus||Cirrus (curl of hair)|
|Variety||radiatus (extensive bands)|
|Altitude||Above 5,000 m|
(Above 16,500 ft)
- Latin Dictionary. "Definition of: radiatus". Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- Dunlop, Storm (2003). The weather identification handbook (1st Lyons Press ed.). Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press. p. 58. ISBN 1-58574-857-9.
- Callanan, Martin. "Cirrus radiatus". International Cloud Atlas. nephology.eu. Retrieved 13 July 2011.