Low Clouds - Stratocumulus (Sc)

Cloud-base heights for middle clouds:

Tropical Region Middle Latitudes Polar Regions
0-2 km 0-2 km 0-2 km
  • Stratocumulus Clouds - low, lumpy, puffy clouds in patches or rounded masses
  • visually appear larger than altocumulus
  • appear the size of your fist when holding your arm up to the sky
image photo by N. Atkins