Fibratus

From Glossary of Meteorology



fibratus

(Formerly called filosus.) A cloud species characterized by a fine hairlike or striated composition, the filaments of which which are usually distinctly separated from each other.

The extremities of these filaments are always thin and never terminated by tufts or hooks. This species is found mainly in the genera cirrus and cirrostratus. Cirrostratus fibratus may develop from cirrus fibratus or cirrus spissatus.
See cloud classification.


Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact permissions@ametsoc.org. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.