Cloud height

  • Cloud Height
  • In weather observations, the height of the cloud base above local terrain.  In satellite remote sensing, cloud height is often referred to as the height of the cloud top above local terrain or above mean sea level. Also can be defined as the vertical distance from the cloud base to the cloud top; more commonly referred to as the "thickness" or "depth" of the cloud.
Abstract from DBPedia
    The cloud height, more commonly known as cloud thickness or depth, is the distance between the cloud base and the cloud top. It is traditionally expressed either in metres or as a pressure difference in hectopascal (hPa, equivalent to millibar). Sometimes, the expression cloud height is used instead of cloud base, in which case the context has to clarify whether the intent is to designate the height of the base of the cloud or the size of it.


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