This Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO Members. The classifications also describe meteorological meteors other than clouds – hydrometeors, lithometeors, photometeors, and electrometeors.
The Atlas provides a common language to communicate cloud observations, and ensures consistency in reporting by observers around the world. It serves as a training tool for meteorologists, as well as for those working in aeronautical and maritime environments, and it has become popular with weather enthusiasts and cloud spotters.
Notes: Translation updates in preparation
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 407
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)
Archives access: 1930-[...]
Tags: Observations ; Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) ; WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) ; OBS - Personnel performing meteorological observations ; Cloud ; Atlas ; Manual ; Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme (IMOP)