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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2015, 09:14:28 pm »
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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2015, 12:44:51 am »
Does anyone have thoughts on what the first character of the cloud type entry at 8 p.m. on this page might be?

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2015, 12:59:07 am »
Looks like "s-cu" to me, which would be "Stratocumulus" although the list of possible codes shows that some logkeepers think "Cumulostratus"

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2015, 01:14:51 am »
Ah, ok. I was seeing "r-as".

Looks like "s-cu" to me, which would be "Stratocumulus" although the list of possible codes shows that some logkeepers think "Cumulostratus"

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2015, 01:22:18 am »
While I got stopped for a minute thinking it was "s-cw"!!  For a relatively clear handwriting, he was confusing.  I find it helps to look at the list of common types and then decide which possibles it looks like.

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2015, 04:46:38 pm »
Hi Bob! Good to hear from you. I've been transcribing Perry recently, and the 'u' of this logkeeper's s.cu or cu often looks like a w - the u has a long flourish stroke. So I'm fairly confident it is stratocumulus, cum-str on the dropdown list of cloud types.

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2015, 09:56:41 pm »
Thanks for the feedback!

Hi Bob! Good to hear from you. I've been transcribing Perry recently, and the 'u' of this logkeeper's s.cu or cu often looks like a w - the u has a long flourish stroke. So I'm fairly confident it is stratocumulus, cum-str on the dropdown list of cloud types.

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2016, 09:08:55 pm »
As far as I am concerned, "Cir-Cum" and "Cir Cum" are the same (as are "cir cum", "Cir:*!cum" and many other variants). So if the three entries are: "Cir-Cum", "Cir Cum", and "cir cum" that's three identical entries. For quantitative scientific terms I can usually allow for vagaries of formatting; I recommend using the drop-down, but feel free to TWYS.

Hi Philip
Can I assume that Ci & Cu is the same as Cir-Cum.
See Noon and 3pm
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol043of055/vol043of055_0014_0.jpg

There are examples of the two on the same page through out the books, till now I have been doing TWYS but it would be more consistent to use the drop downs.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 09:12:15 pm by Pommy Stuart »

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2016, 03:08:21 am »
Looking back many examples I am going to chalk the difference up to the Boatswain on watch.
The Ci & Cu only seems to appear against one name.
I am calling it Cir-Cum from now on.

Will this affect your validity matching of the 3 entries if mine is Cir-Cum and the other two are Ci & Cu?
« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 04:09:17 am by Pommy Stuart »

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2016, 12:28:39 pm »
Hi Stuart. I'll try to sort this one out. Hopefully your Ci & Cu will just be another version of cir-cum etc.
As long as two entries match they are accepted.

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2016, 04:28:19 pm »
I haven't been able to figure out just what these guys are trying to report: for example is Nim S Cu: Nimbus, Stratus, Cumulus; Nimbostratus and Cumulus; or, Nimbus and Stratocumulus? Similarly for other combinations of clouds. Sometimes they write one or two cloud types above another one in the same box. Do they do that because of space limitations, or is it significant? After trying, in vain, to sort it out, I concluded that each person was doing his own thing and not following any strict rule, and so the cloud types are, generally speaking, not very useful. So, on any day Ci Cu could be Cirrus and Cumulus, or Cirrocumulus or some other cloud type altogether.  ;)

Although I don't know, I suspect that Philip doesn't worry about matching the cloud codes.

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2016, 11:03:06 am »
Hi Stuart. I'll try to sort this one out. Hopefully your Ci & Cu will just be another version of cir-cum etc.
As long as two entries match they are accepted.

Hi Stuart,
That ci & cu will be the same as cir-cum given Philip's previous replies. It's up to you whether you want to note it using TWYS or use the dropdown list :)

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Re: Cloud Code Questions
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2016, 11:18:58 am »
Hi Joan.
I did not see any Cu & Ci in Philips previous that is why I asked.