Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jellyfish Clouds

Did you know that there are species and varieties of clouds and accessory clouds with supplementary features?  Well, if you were a "cloud collector" you surely would.  I just thought they were jellyfish in an ocean of sky.  Come to find out they are Altocumulus virga, their tentacles are ice trails falling from an altocumulus, midlevel (6 to 23,000ft) cloudlet.  Not surprisingly for this summer, they are associated with an incoming cold front.  The world is full of wonder-ful things :)http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/rpeterson-1798

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