Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds

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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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lcarreau - Dec 2, 2007 9:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Hello tarol !

Lenticular clouds are quite common over Mt. Rainier. Great album!

Nate D

Nate D - Dec 14, 2007 4:53 pm - Hasn't voted

to the contributors

consider posting your cool cloud images to this interesting site:

got check out the gallery. Amazing stuff!

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