For the first in 30 years, scientists, meteorologists, sky watchers and cloud have names for 12 'new' cloud . The International Cloud Atlas has recognized 'new' types of cloud for the first time since 1987. The has been referencing cloud formations since 1896. It is considered to be the and most authoritative reference on clouds. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) now publishes it and has the final on whether or not to include new clouds and cloud features. The WMO said you don't need to be an to find a new cloud. A spokesman said anyone can take a and send it to the WMO, and that could be recognized one as a new cloud.
The new creating the biggest online is named asperitas, meaning 'rough-like' in Latin. It looks like the of the waves at sea when viewed from below. Another is the volutus. This a low, , tube-shaped cloud mass that looks like it is rolling. The WMO said the the new clouds are receiving could increase people's in the environment. It said: "The of the atlas is that it draws our attention to the sky and by learning the name of the formations…we pay attention to and value what we see around us." It added: "By giving a to the forms of our atmosphere, we are helping people to value our and to pay attention to our on it."