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Edited By: Jim Galvin

Impact Factor: 1.038

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 62/76 (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

  1. Photographs of snow and ice (page 341)

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2310

  2. Lenticular wave cloud over Mount Teide (Tenerife) (page E1)

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2450

  3. October 2014 Warm but unsettled (pages i–iv)

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2228

  4. Society news (page 353)

    Liz Bentley

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/wea.2227


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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.