Cirro- given to high altitude clouds- means wisp of hair. Alto- given to mid- altitude clouds- means high. Nimbo (prefix) or nimbus (suffix)- is used for clouds that bring rain. Cumulo- means heap and refer to piles of clouds. Stratus- means layer and refers to flat wide layered clouds.
Flickr userimage Patrick Smith PhotographFront images pyles94Cirrus Man in a bowler hatCirrocumulus A guy with a cameraCumulonimbus Andreas ChristenAltocumulus Nicholas TAltostratus Nicholas TCumulus Imprint PhortographyStratus clouds Nicholas TStratocumulus http://www.es.lancs.ac.uk/hazelrigg/amy/Observation%20Page s/10%20Major%20Cloud%20Types.htm Cloud diagram All images are Creative Commons- with except of the cloud diagram- source unknown.