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cloud on title (cloud)

n. an actual or apparent outstanding claim on the title to real property. "Clouds" can include an old mortgage or deed of trust with no recording showing the secured debt was paid off, a failure to properly transfer all interests in the real property (such as mineral rights) to a former owner, a previous deed which was improperly written or signed, an unresolved legal debt or levy by a creditor or a taxing authority, or some other doubtful link in the chain of title. Often the "cloud" can be removed by a quiet title action, by finding a person to create or execute a document to prove a debt had been paid or corrected. Title companies will refuse to insure title to be transferred with a "cloud," or they will insure ownership except for ("insure around") the "cloud." (See: chain of title, quiet title action, mortgage, deed of trust, reconveyance, title, title report)

cloud

(Incumbrance), noun burden, charge, claim, claim on property, commitment, debt, hold on property, hypothecation, indebtedness, indebtment, liability, obligation, obstruction, outstanding debt, pignus juuiciale, pignus legale, pledge, prescription, real security, restraint, security, security on property, state of indebteddess, vadium mortuum
Associated concepts: a cloud on personalty, a cloud on real property

cloud

(Suspicion), noun apprehension, consternation, contestability, controvertibility, disbelief, disputability, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, fear, hesitation, incredulity, incredulousness, lack of certainty, lack of confidence, lack of faith, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, onus probandi, perplexity, puzzlement, questionability, refusal to believe, refutability, reluctance to believe, skepticism, trepidation, unbelief, uncredulousness, want of certainty, want of confiience, want of faith
See also: blind, camouflage, cloak, damper, ensconce, enshroud, hide, muddle, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscuration, obscure, tarnish, veil
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A team of more than 150 researchers is conducting a decade-long experiment called FIRE to study the climatic role of clouds -- particularly cirrus and marine stratocumulus.
The case focused on 3D idealized simulations with relatively small grid spacings and based on observations of drizzling stratocumulus collected during the Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS) Ocean-Cloud-Atmosphere-Land Study (VOCALS) field campaign; however, results of ID and 2D kinematic simulations were also presented.
For stratocumulus clouds, one usually defines the inversion jump [DELTA][psi] by the difference between the values of [psi] just above the inversion and near the top of the cloud.
Stratocumulus may occasionally aggregate together into thick layers, occasionally topping out near 8000 to 10,000 feet MSL.
The air along and just above the frontal surface is typically filled with broken to overcast stratocumulus, altocumulus, and cirriform layers.
On the other hand, when the smoke settles in a layer above certain lower-level clouds, such as stratocumulus, the air above the clouds warms, creating an inversion layer that can trap and expand the cloud cover.
Unless a front is located south of the airport, this fog and stratus normally lifts by late morning, resulting in improvement to VMC with cumulus and stratocumulus ceilings.
3) A third error found in most climate models is the poor simulation of tropical and subtropical low clouds, particularly stratocumulus layers that prevail over the eastern parts of ocean basins.
As we climb into the overcast stratocumulus, we muse that 20 years ago we'd have been more concerned about the weather, trying to get info over the radio from FSS.