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Delicate fibre-like clouds consisting of ice crystals, at high altitude (typically between 6 to 12 km). Cirrus can take many forms, e.g. spissatus (opaque patch of cirrus, usually remnant of an old cumulonimbus anvil); vertebratus (a herringbone structure) and uncinus (comma-shaped whisps of cloud).

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