Each month, we choose our favourite image from the Cloud Gallery.
(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 you...Continue 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 its...Continue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) (Image © Wendy Rogers) This proud cumulonimbus is the King of Clouds. Stretching around ten kilometres into the sky, he harnesses the power of ten Hiroshima-sized bombs. It is he – the tallest of all clouds – that...Continue Reading
(Click image to enlarge) A couple of contrails* blowing an air kiss to their friends in the Cloud Appreciation Society. Born at 40,000ft, these cheeky clouds aren't in a hurry to go anywhere while they spread into gentle feathered cirrus layers called...Continue Reading