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While the manual states that thermal height can be made to adjust to terrain altitude, does this reflect on the height of the cloud bases as well?

As far as I understand CumulusX! takes the altitude of the lowest cumulus layer in MSFS weather as a reference for the altitude of it's thermal clouds. Over mountains this would mean that the cloud base height would not be adjusted to the corresponding thermal height. Is this the case, or do clouds generated by CumulusX ave their bases higher over mountains?

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While the manual states that thermal height can be made to adjust to terrain altitude, does this reflect on the height of the cloud bases as well?

Thermal heigh and cloud base are closely linked (thermals go a bit into their clouds). There is an option in the settings panel, which controls in how far the cloud base depends on the terrain height. In principle you could imagine two extremes: First is totally independent of the terrain and only looking at existing clouds or preset thermal base. Second is to keep the AGL altitude of the cloud base constant.

As known, cloud base tends to rise in higher mountains, so by default CumulusX! does something in between. The precise behavior is explained in the manual on page 15, "Ground dependency".

Cheers,

Peter

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Yes Peter, it's there in the manual :-)

We still have the 1.8.0 version of the manual. Do you have an updated text with the fixes/features introduced in 1.8.1?

Really enjoying CumulusX! REALLY!!!!

Thermal heigh and cloud base are closely linked (thermals go a bit into their clouds). There is an option in the settings panel, which controls in how far the cloud base depends on the terrain height. In principle you could imagine two extremes: First is totally independent of the terrain and only looking at existing clouds or preset thermal base. Second is to keep the AGL altitude of the cloud base constant.

As known, cloud base tends to rise in higher mountains, so by default CumulusX! does something in between. The precise behavior is explained in the manual on page 15, "Ground dependency".

Cheers,

Peter

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We still have the 1.8.0 version of the manual. Do you have an updated text with the fixes/features introduced in 1.8.1?

There is nothing else in the 1.8.1 than the elimination of a bug with FSX/ACC, so 1.8.1 just does what 1.8.0 should have done and how it is described in the manual.

Thanks to a friendly CumulusX! user there will be a manual released in French, on short notice.

best regards,

Peter

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