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Edited By: Jim Galvin

Impact Factor: 1.539

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 42/74 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1477-8696

Associated Title(s): Atmospheric Science Letters, Geoscience Data Journal, International Journal of Climatology, Meteorological Applications, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Just Published Articles

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    Iceberg risk in the Titanic year of 1912: was it exceptional? (pages 100–104)

    Grant R. Bigg and David J. Wilton

    Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2238

  2. Regional weather and climates of the British Isles – Part 7: North West England and the Isle of Man (pages 87–93)

    Joan M. Kenworthy

    Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2256

  3. A comparison between two types of widely used weather stations (pages 105–110)

    Geoff Jenkins

    Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2158

  4. Microwave radiometer measurements of a foehn wind around Lantau Island, Hong Kong (pages 93–97)

    Pak-wai Chan

    Article first published online: 10 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2239

  5. Flooding along English Channel coast due to long-period swell waves (pages 59–66)

    Andrew Sibley and Dave Cox

    Article first published online: 27 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2145


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Article Highlights

Clouds caused by human activities
Jordi Mazón, Marcel Costa, David Pino, Jeroni Lorente

The current classification of clouds is based on the pioneering system developed by Luke Howard (1804). In this work, seven basic cloud genera were typified and classified according to their appearance (shape, colour, texture) and evolution. Afterwards, the use of balloon flights made it necessary to add the height of the clouds as a qualifying criterion, an idea which had been previously proposed by the French scientist Jean Baptiste Lamarck. In 1855, the French meteorologist Emilien Renou proposed altostratus and altocumulus as new types of clouds. The last type of cloud proposed was the cumulonimbus, put forward by the Danish amateur meteorologist Philip Weilbach in 1880.

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