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For the [first / firstly] time in 30 years, scientists, meteorologists, sky watchers and cloud lovers have [named / names] for 12 'new' cloud formations. The International Cloud Atlas has [recognized / recognition] 'new' types of cloud [for / at] the first time since 1987. The atlas has been referencing cloud formations since 1896. It is considered to [been / be] the standard and most authoritative reference tool [in / on] clouds. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) now publishes [it / them] and has the final [speak / say] on [whether / weather] or not to include new clouds and cloud features. The WMO said you don't need to be an expert to find a new cloud. A spokesman said anyone can take a photo and send it to the WMO, and that could be recognized one day [as / has] a new cloud.

The new addition creating the biggest [buzz / buzzing] online is named asperitas, meaning 'rough-like' [in / by] Latin. It looks like the [tossed / tossing] of the waves at sea when viewed from [below / under] . Another is the volutus. This a low, horizontal, tube-shaped cloud [mass / massive] that looks like it is rolling. The WMO said [the / an] attention the new clouds are receiving could increase people's interest [on / in] the environment. It said: "The [value / valve] of the atlas is that it draws our attention to the sky and by learning the name of the formations…we [spend / pay] attention to and value what we see around us." It added: "By giving a language to the forms of our atmosphere, we are helping people to value our atmosphere and to pay attention to our [impact / compact] on it."

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