© 2013 Royal Meteorological Society
Edited By: Bob Prichard
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 42/74 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)
Online ISSN: 1477-8696
Just Published Articles
- A valedictory from the Editor (page 332)
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2251
- On the word ‘cyclone’ (page 323)
A. K. Sen Sarma
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2139
- Weather in my life – Paul Knightley (pages 326–327)
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2156
- Trends in heavy precipitation in the southern USA (pages 311–316)
Esther D. Mullens, Mark Shafer and James Hocker
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2113
- Horary pressures in New Zealand: the atmospheric tide (pages 317–322)
Brian D. Giles
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2112
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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.