Cap cloud

Alternative definitions (1), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Cap cloud
Definition: 1. An approximately stationary cloud, or standing cloud, on or hovering above an isolated mountain peak. It is formed by the cooling and condensation in moist air forced up over the peak. (Also called cloud cap.) 2.Same as pileus.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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