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Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Lenticular Clouds

Image Type(s): Scenery


Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Dec 26, 2006 / Dec 26, 2006

Object ID: 254706

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Lenticular Clouds

I created this album specifically for photos of Lenticular Clouds. I was excited to see some yesterday (Christmas Day 2006) for the first time over the western Sierra Nevada... But I hear they are quite common on the east side.

Here's a definition of a lenticular cloud courtesy of wikipedia.org

"Lenticular clouds, technically known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.

Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. Lenticular clouds sometimes form at the crests of these waves. Under certain conditions, long strings of lenticular clouds can form, creating a formation known as a wave cloud."



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lcarreauHello tarol !


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Lenticular clouds are quite common over Mt. Rainier. Great album!
Posted Dec 2, 2007 9:35 pm

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Nate D

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consider posting your cool cloud images to this interesting site:

got check out the gallery. Amazing stuff!
Posted Dec 14, 2007 4:53 pm

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