Each month, we choose our favourite image from the Cloud Gallery.
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Mike Rubin) Those unfamiliar with the habits of our fluffy friends will claim that it never snows on warm, clear, sunny days. Of course, a cloudspotter knows that they are talking complete and utter nonsense.Continue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Chris Dolley) Wizened mariners pay careful heed to dramatic displays of the cirrocumulus cloud, which they refered to as a mackerel sky. It can be a precursor of storms at sea, warning them to batten theContinue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Irene, East Queensland, Australia) Cloudspotters tend to think of the altostratus as a boring cloud. Indeed, it is a featureless, mid-level layer, which tends to give the sky a washed-out, overcast appearance. When it is thick,Continue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Justin Moore) Enlightened meteorologists will tell you that the ‘pileus’ is not so much a cloud as it is a cloud haircut. It is a supercooled-droplet bouffant, worn exclusively by the fashionable cumulus family. If youContinue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © John Lamb) The Altocumulus lenticularis is known affectionately by glider pilots as a ‘lennie’. It is an orographic cloud formation, which appears in mountainous regions as air, forced upwards over the range, cools and sheds itsContinue Reading