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1

Type of icing that is encountered in Cirrus Cloud?

No icing as the cloud consists of ice crystals

2

Type of icing that is encountered in Cirrostratus Cloud?

No icing as the cloud consists of ice crystals

3

Type of icing that is encountered in Cirrocumulus Cloud?

Rare as the cloud consists mainly of ice crystals

4

Type of icing that is encountered with altostratus cloud?

Light rime ice
Potentially clear ice in thick altostratus

5

Type of icing that is encountered with altocumulus cloud?

If the cloud is thin light rime may occur
There is usually always turbulence associated with altocumulus cloud and this enables the cloud to support supercooled water drops

6

Type of icing that is encountered with stratus cloud?

No ice will form because temperature will usually be above 0
If the temperature was below zero, light rime may form
Lack of turbulence and hence lack of large water droplets means clear ice wont form

7

Type of icing that is encountered with Nimbostratus cloud?

Clear ice very real risk up to 5,000ft above freezing level, after this level light rime ricing will occur

8

Type of icing that is encountered with Stratocumulus cloud?

Rime ice will occur provided temperature is below 0 which is rarely the case in Australia

9

Type of icing that is encountered with Cumulus cloud?

Large cumulus can produce clear ice up to about 5,000ft above freezing level, above which rime ice will occur.
This however isn't common in small cumulus cloud because it is usually always above freezing level

10

Type of icing that is encountered with a Cumulonimbus cloud?

Clear ice from 0 to -15 degrees
Rime ice will occur above this up until ice crystal presence