Stratocumulus is a cloud deck of stratified (flattened) cumulus cloud. Often, there are some gaps between the cumulus cells in the cloud deck, and the cumulus cells are usually easily identified. The typical altitude of a stratocumulus cloud deck is usually between 1 and 2 km. In rare cases, stratocumulus can form sun pillars (if the cloud is frozen) or cloud bows (if the cloud is liquid).
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