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Peter J. Kirk
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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.