lenticular cloud

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lenticular cloud
lenticular cloud

Astronomy Picture of the Day” Explanation: What’s happening above those mountains? Several clouds are stacked up into one striking lenticular cloud. Normally, air moves much more horizontally than it does vertically. Sometimes, however, such as when wind comes off of a mountain or a hill, relatively strong vertical oscillations take place as the air stabilizes. The dry air at the top of an oscillation may be quite stratified in moisture content, and hence forms clouds at each layer where the air saturates with moisture. The result can be a lenticular cloudabove picture was taken in 2002 looking southwest over the Tarurua Range mountains from North Island, New Zealand. with a strongly layered appearance. The above picture was taken in 2002 looking southwest over the Tarurua Range mountains from North Island, New Zealand.

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3 Responses to “lenticular cloud”


  1. 1 MommaDeb June 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Maybe it is time for you to look at a job there. Sounds like a cool place to live for a while. Love you.


  1. 1 new zealand « out on a walk Trackback on June 10, 2009 at 8:20 am
  2. 2 new zealand « out on a walk Trackback on June 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

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