Sunday, June 16, 2013

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations (23 pictures)

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and scientifically interesting phenomena.
Even though different cloud formations might seem random and indescribable to you, there’s a whole cloud classification system that’s uniform worldwide. Luke Howard, British manufacturing chemist and an amateur meteorologist, was the first to introduce a nomenclature system for clouds back 1802. Today clouds are categorized based on their shape, altitude, process of formation and other features.

Mammatus Clouds

unusual-strange-clouds-3-4
Image credits: Vincent Fryhover
unusual-strange-clouds-3-3
Image credits: Ken Lewis -
unusual-strange-clouds-3-1
Image credits: HeavyLight.ca

Lenticular Clouds

unusual-strange-clouds-1-4
Image credits: Jean-Michel Priaux
unusual-strange-clouds-1-2
Image credits: Dementievskiy Ivan
unusual-strange-clouds-1-1
Image credits: Brian Middleton

Undulatus Asperatus

unusual-strange-clouds-2-2
Image credits: JΩSH
unusual-strange-clouds-2-1
Image credits: wittap
unusual-strange-clouds-2-3
Image credits: JΩSH

Fallstreak Hole

Image credits: lookseenseen
Image credits: lookseenseen
Image credits: mtnrockdhh
Image credits: mtnrockdhh
Image credits: ladigue_99
Image credits: ladigue_99

Polar Stratospheric Cloud

Image credits: Alan R. Light
Image credits: Alan R. Light
Image credits: FotoLind
Image credits: FotoLind
Image credits: FotoLind
Image credits: FotoLind

Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz

unusual-strange-clouds-7-1
Image credits: drdouglascordeiro.blogspot.com
unusual-strange-clouds-7-4
Image credits: pfjc&pfjc2
unusual-strange-clouds-7-2
Image credits: drdouglascordeiro.blogspot.com

Roll Clouds

Image credits: Kick Petroff
Image credits: Kick Petroff
Image credits: apod.nasa.gov
Image credits: apod.nasa.gov

Anvil Clouds

unusual-strange-clouds-8-1
Image credits: Nicholas_T
unusual-strange-clouds-8-3
Image credits: hide
unusual-strange-clouds-8-2
Image credits: *Lampy*
Source: http://memolition.com/2013/06/12/beautiful-strange-and-rare-cloud-formations-23-pictures/

No comments:

Post a Comment