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Amazing cloud forms

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  • 1. AMAZING CLOUD FORMS
  • 2. This cloud was caused by smoke from a bushfire rising up into a cloud, making an atomic-like mushroom cloud. 
  • 3. A thunderstorm approaching Holland.
  • 4. Clouds over Argentina in 2004
  • 5. This is a supercell (a cloud that produces dangerous, severe thunderstoms) over Chaparral, New Mexico in 2004.
  • 6. An incoming storm around sunset.
  • 7. This cloud is over Mount Baker, in Washington State. The photographer hypothesize that the cloud is striking the front of the mountain.
  • 8. This picture was taken over Linz, Austria.
  • 9. This was taken over Racine, Wisconsin. This is called a roll cloud, and is a sign of an incoming thunderstorm.
  • 10. This picture was taken over Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 11. Clouds like this and on the previous page are called lenticular clouds. They are often shaped like space ships.
  • 12. This is a rare sight in nature – a fire rainbow. This only happens when cirrus clouds are hit by the sun at a perfect angle.
  • 13. These are nacreous clouds – extremely rare clouds that form in the stratosphere.
  • 14. Mammatus clouds look like pouches and form in air that is sinking.
  • 15. “Jellyfish” clouds are altocumulus clouds. They are named for the “tentacles” on the bottom of the cloud.
  • 16. Mushroom clouds are not formed from water vapor. They are the result of an explosion, like an atomic explosion or a volcano eruption.
  • 17. These cirrus clouds only form for one-two minutes.
  • 18. Another lenticular cloud.
  • 19. These are roll clouds that have been formed into “ribbons” by air currents.