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Lenticular Cloud

Postby maverick » Tue May 08, 2012 7:11 pm

Wikipedia: "Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds
that form at high altitudes, normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction.
Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL)
stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL).
Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified
Flying Object (UFO) sightings.
Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of
large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. If the temperature at the
crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form
lenticular clouds. As the moist air moves back down into the trough of the wave, the
cloud may evaporate back into vapor. Under certain conditions, long strings of lenticular
clouds can form near the crest of each successive wave, creating a formation known as
a "wave cloud." The wave systems cause large vertical air movements and so enough
water vapor may condense to produce precipitation."

These beautiful cloud formations are rare, and even more rarely do they materialize
in what one would describe as a photogenic moment.
While out on a trip a while back there was a big monsoonal wave from the south
converging with a system coming in from the west that had potential for producing
some of these cloud formations and luckily one did though only lasting a few minutes
before torn apart by the wind sheer.
This is a stunning 30" x 60" b&w panorama, titled " Lenticular by Moonlight ".
http://wildernessapertures.com/img/s10/ ... 0221-6.jpg
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby The Other Tom » Wed May 09, 2012 3:52 am

Mav, I get a lock screen when I click on the link
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby gary c. » Wed May 09, 2012 7:13 am

Same here
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby Jimr » Wed May 09, 2012 8:22 am

I love Sierra Waves. Back in '95, I witnessed a beautifully formed wave over North Pal. while camping on the west side. Unfortunately, the picture did not turn out well.
What?!
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby DriveFly44 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:00 am

Cool photo...although to see it I had to go to your website :D


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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby maverick » Wed May 09, 2012 10:13 am

Sorry folks, Zenfolio sometimes has issues, try now. :rolleyes: Thanks
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby Hikin Mike » Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 am

maverick wrote:Sorry folks, Zenfolio sometimes has issues, try now. :rolleyes: Thanks


Nope. Can't view it. :crybaby:
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby maverick » Wed May 09, 2012 10:32 am

WTH. :mad: Try it now Mike, please.
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby tomcat_rc » Wed May 09, 2012 10:36 am

Still says locked
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby maverick » Wed May 09, 2012 10:54 am

Well, if I learned how to type correctly things would have been right the first time. :retard:
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby Hikin Mike » Wed May 09, 2012 11:00 am

"More Better"...LOL!

Great shot! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lenticular Cloud

Postby maverick » Wed May 09, 2012 11:10 am

Thanks Mike, by the way, really liked the YV shot you posted on FM a few weeks ago.
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