cloud cover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cloud cover the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
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Usage

In literature:

Heavy globular clouds covered the entire sky.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Heavy, dark banks of clouds covered the sky.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Behind the seaweed-covered rocks Aristaeus concealed himself, while the nymph used the fleecy clouds for her covering.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
At half past seven, the sky was covered with stormy clouds.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
A cloud covered the setting sun.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
The cloud fell and covered it.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Everything looks to me as if covered with black clouds.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Dense thickets of small pines covered much of the field, further obscured by clouds of smoke.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Then it was covered with narrow ruffles that suggested drifting clouds over an azure sky.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The sun has gone down, and the heavens are covered with clouds.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

The Three Mountains fall through the far heaven,
The isle of White Heron
splits the two streams apart.
Now the high clouds cover the sun
And I can not see Choan afar
And I am sad.
"The City Of Choan" by Ezra Pound
And Miriam's song, long hushed, will rise to thee,
And all thy people lift their eyes to thee,
When, for the darkness' horror over them,
Thou comest, a cloud of light to cover them.
"Odessa" by John Charles McNeill
He told of the magnolia, spread
High as a cloud, high over head!
The cypress and her spire;
--Of flowers that with one scarlet gleam
Cover a hundred leagues, and seem
To set the hills on fire.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
DON JOHN.
Good-day, signora.
Already twice my gracious stars have smiled.
I saw you in the street. You wore your mantle,
As the noon sun might wear a veil of cloud,
Covering, but not concealing.
"The Spagnoletto. Act III" by Emma Lazarus
Kangaroo bounded away, his back-legs working like pistons—
Bounded from morning till dark, twenty-five feet at a bound.
Yellow-Dog Dingo lay like a yellow cloud in the distance—
Much too busy to bark. My! but they covered the ground!
"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" by Rudyard Kipling
Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
Black as the cloud of some tremendous spell,
The susurration of the sighing sea Sounds like the sobbing whisper of two souls
That tremble in a passion of farewell.
"A Love" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

Mount Rainier is illuminated at dawn beneath a brilliant cover of clouds as seen from Seattle, about 50 miles away.
An isolated thundershower is possible this evening before a slight downtick in humidity and cloud cover on Friday.
DOHA, Qatar — A dispute over money clouded UN climate talks Friday, as rich and poor countries sparred over funds meant to help the developing world cover the rising costs of mitigating global warming and adapting to it.
Looking beyond today's lock-up expiration covering well over a third of Facebook's outstanding shares, investors are bidding up the social network's stock as a major cloud is lifted from the shares.
STORMTRACKER33 — Cloud cover has cleared so should make for good viewing of a Lunar Eclipse tomorrow morning begining at 5:30am.
COLUMBIA — Close to 1 am Tuesday, shrouded behind thick cloud cover, a lunar eclipse took place in the skies over mid-Missouri.
Saturn's largest moon , Titan, looks a lot like Earth in its cloud cover and terrain.
The clouds covering Milan Puskar Stadium are expected to clear by kickoff and the town is hoppin' before tonight's game against Kansas State.
MORGANTOWN , W.Va.--The clouds covering Milan Puskar Stadium are expected to clear by kickoff, but the town is hoppin' before tonight's game against Kansas State.
It is difficult to cover something accurately or fairly if you can't stay detached and look at things without a view clouded by a bias.
Tonight, we'll sit under mostly clear skies but with limited cloud cover it'll cause our temperatures to plummet.
The cover art of Madhouse, by central Vermont's Pulse Prophets , shows the Earth in a state of disarray, with missiles, fires, mushroom clouds and a giant Band-Aid holding the planet together.
This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, at 1:45 pm ET shows cloud cover in the Northeast where a cold front is causing precipitation.
The full moon partly covered by clouds in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday.
Abundant cloud cover for southeast Arizona limited storm potential for Tucson and points east today, according to Meteorologist John Patrick.
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In science:

The relative weights compensate for the Hβ absolute flux intensities and indicate roughly the covering factors of each type of clouds.
The complex structure of low luminosity AGN : NGC 4579
Recall that the modelling of the spectra have to account for covering factors, for the distance of the emitting clouds from the AC and for the distance of the galaxy from Earth, because the models are calculated at the nebula, while the spectra are observed at Earth.
The complex structure of low luminosity AGN : NGC 4579
Their simulation is based on a 3-D Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR), covering comoving scales from 128 kpc down to 1 pc and follows the collapse of primordial molecular clouds and their subsequent fragmentation within a cosmologically representative volume.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
Observations of the so–called HINSA (HI Narrow Self–Absorption) in cloud cores are also giving clues on the H2 formation efficiency in regions where dust grains are covered by icy mantles (e.g.
Chemical processes in star forming regions
There are also a few points with fluxes significantly larger than the model prediction right before passing clouds covered the field of view.
RAPTOR observations of the early optical afterglow from GRB 050319
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