Lenticular clouds over South Georgia
by Andrew Moss, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Lenticular clouds over the mountainous island of South Georgia in the southern ocean. These clouds are formed as a result of perturbations in temperature due to gravity waves, which are generated as the strong winds of the southern ocean collide with the island's high mountains. This picture was taken during a fieldwork campaign on the island in January 2015, using radiosondes to measure these waves in the troposphere and lower stratosphere.
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Submitted on 29 February 2016
Credit: Andrew Moss (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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