Cloud enthusiast John Rudolph has brought to our attention this wonderful website showing a collection of cloud structures from space. It also has detailed information about the formations.
The website states that while observing the Earth from the height of 500-5000 km it is possible to notice that the cloudy envelope of the planet is a ranked rather than a chaotic accumulation of clouds as far as it concerns their forms. These forms either repeat themselves or differ but in any event they reflect definite process taking place in the atmosphere. The outward appearance of CS remains invariable within a year and on the whole does not depend on their geographical location.
You can read more and enjoy the site here
Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney adds “this is a fantastic new perspective for members to look at”