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Term: Ice-crystal cloud Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A cloud consisting entirely of ice crystals (such as cirrus); to be distinguished in this sense from water clouds and mixed clouds. Ice-crystal clouds have a diffuse and fibrous appearance, quite different from that typical of water droplet clouds, resulting from growth in much weaker updrafts and different fall speeds of a wider size particle spectrum.  AMSglossary 

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