The evolution of a cloud during a day
A cloud in the lee of the Patagonian Andes observed during an entire day. The shape of the cloud changed from lenticular to whirl- and funnel-shaped.
Taken on 4
Submitted on 12 Feb 2018
- South America (304)
- Argentina (67)
- Exact location (-72.8846 W, -49.3291 S)
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Credit: Christoph Mayr (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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Konstantinos Kourtidis 5 years, 1 month ago
That's a great photo sequence. The cloud is a lenticular cloud, the are not often to see. When stable moist air flows over a large eddie like those caused by a mountain, a series of standing waves form on the leeward side of the mountain. If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops below the dew point moisture condensation may form a lenticular cloud.