Altocumulus Clouds: Definition & Facts


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What type of cloud is an altocumulus cloud?

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1. Which of the following shapes can an altocumulus cloud occur in?

2. Altocumulus clouds form as a result of what atmospheric process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your knowledge of the lesser-known altocumulus cloud with this quiz and worksheet. The quiz questions cover it's shape, formation, and function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will focus on:

  • What the presence of altocumulus clouds indicates
  • Shapes altocumulus clouds occur in
  • Type of altocumulus cloud that has a flat bottom and rounded top

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the atmospheric process that forms altocumulus clouds
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on altocumulus clouds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the category an altocumulus cloud falls under

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of altocumulus clouds by reviewing the lesson, Altocumulus Clouds: Definition & Facts. The learning objectives covered in this lesson include:

  • Define convection
  • Know the function of altocumulus clouds to the aviation industry
  • Describe altocumulus clouds