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Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 26/01/2009: weather from a more benign

Subject: Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 26/01/2009: weather from a more benign
From: Frank van Lindert <Frank@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 21:54:03 +0100
It looks like altocumulus lenticularis, but it is rather deep indeed.
An example:
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~lno/Meteo437/clouds/Aclenticularis.jpg

Where was the picture taken, was it near a mountain range?
In that case it could also be an orographic wave cloud.

Have a look here:
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/Atlas/oro.html

and this picture (photograph ??) looks much like Nathan's:
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/Atlas/phot_oro01.html

Frank van Lindert
Utrecht NL.


On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:07:38 +0000, Chris Barker wrote:

>I thought that, but it's quite deep for a lenticular cloud.  I also  
>thought perhaps an altocumulus, tending towards an anvil shape.
>
>But really, I don't think that it's any particular name but perhaps a  
>combination of types.
>
>Chris
>
>On 28 Jan 2009, at 11:15, Brian Swale wrote:
>
>> Chuck wrote
>>
>>> Ah, very pretty.  I'm sure there's a name for such a cloud shape  
>>> but I
>>> don't know what it is.
>>>
>>> Chuck Norcutt
>>>
>>> Nathan Wajsman wrote:
>>>> Yesterday afternoon, while walking the dog, the sun was setting and
>>>> cloud formations were all over the place:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.greatpix.eu/gallery/4253606_netUM#462651393_R45LD-O-LB
>>>>
>>>> The only function of those clouds was to provide nice colour and  
>>>> light
>>>> for my picture; no rain resulted.
>>
>> Lenticular clouds,   AFAIK
>>
>> Brian Swale.
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