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Pileus Clouds
smooth capping clouds

Pileus (Latin for "skullcap") is a smooth cloud found attached to either a mountain top or growing cumulus tower.

[Image: pileus attached to cumuliform cloud top (88K)]
Photograph by: Manikin

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.