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weatherfacts:

Virga

These strange jellyfish-looking structures are made from precipitation which never reaches the ground due to evaporation. Virga can form at any cloud layer, but they are typically only composed of water droplets and have a grey appearance at lower levels. At higher altitudes, Virga are made of ice crystals and have a whiter hue. Occasionally, you can find Virga falling into a strong jet of air, causing them to bend at a 90 degree angle.

holykrampus:

Lenticular clouds over Mt. Fuji.

holykrampus:

Lenticular clouds over Mt. Fuji.

weatherandclimate:

Since I’m currently reading about atmospheric circulations and how eddies are formed, I thought I’d share a picture of billow clouds with you guys. Unfortunately, I can’t say I’ve ever seen these in real life, but they are quite beautiful. (This photo is from WebEcoist, where there’s also an article attached.)
An “eddy” is basically just a whirl of air. When an eddy forms on the downwind side of a mountain in an area where wind shear is present (wind shear is when the wind suddenly changes direction or speed), these billow clouds can form. These clouds are the visual that means Kelvin Helmhotlz waves are present. 
Fun stuff, am I right?

weatherandclimate:

Since I’m currently reading about atmospheric circulations and how eddies are formed, I thought I’d share a picture of billow clouds with you guys. Unfortunately, I can’t say I’ve ever seen these in real life, but they are quite beautiful. (This photo is from WebEcoist, where there’s also an article attached.)

An “eddy” is basically just a whirl of air. When an eddy forms on the downwind side of a mountain in an area where wind shear is present (wind shear is when the wind suddenly changes direction or speed), these billow clouds can form. These clouds are the visual that means Kelvin Helmhotlz waves are present. 

Fun stuff, am I right?

Deciding to study meteorology

airstyledraconos:

Expectation:

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Reality:

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*Totally worth it, though*

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design-is-fine:

Flammarion engraving, from the book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire, 1888. Unknown artist. Engraving. Via Wiki.

design-is-fine:

Flammarion engraving, from the book L’atmosphère: météorologie populaire, 1888. Unknown artist. Engraving. Via Wiki.

athankyou:

isolated rain shower
via theobservantdude on Reddit

athankyou:

isolated rain shower

via theobservantdude on Reddit

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