Possible supercilium sighting?

Possible supercilium sighting?

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      Timothy Jones avatarTimothy Jones
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      IMG_4415These turbulent stringy clouds were spotted during some rainy windy conditions on Mount Cadillac in Arcadia (Maine, USA) on May 27, 2024. There was a clear arching of clouds caused by the interaction with the atmosphere and the mountain, and for a short window of time when the conditions lined up right, these clouds flowed over the valley. I have a time lapse video that shows these even more clearly and spectacularly.

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      Timothy Jones avatarTimothy Jones
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      additional photo with contrast enhancement
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      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Timothy Jones avatarTimothy Jones. Reason: Explain photos
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      Timothy Jones avatarTimothy Jones
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      IMG_4542Another contrast enhanced photo, showing the turbulent stringy structure

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      Timothy Jones avatarTimothy Jones
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      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      these are intriguing clouds Timothy. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see the time-lapse you mentioned.

      Here are some thoughts I have. Supercilium is associated with mountains and the turbulations around the heights. So far so good, but to me these clouds seem to be very low, almost touching ground level following the slopes of the mountain, but not everywhere. As supercilium does, these swirls also look like asperitas. The image with extra contrast shows a lot of their features.

      Supercilium, asperitas, which main cloud?…… There is much to puzzle about the cloud ID’s, but you made for certain some amazing images!

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