GWTW Forum
April 24, 2014, 04:52 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns?  forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Weird Weather Clouds  (Read 1143 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
chilese
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2896


Location: Las Vegas, NV

WWW
« on: April 11, 2009, 12:25 PM »

Anybody an expert on clouds?


Hyperlinked photos

I've never seen clouds like these. Winds were in the 8-12 mph range and very bumpy at ground level. I wonder what the wind was like in those white pancakes...
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 12:27 PM by chilese » Logged

John Chilese: Las Vegas, NV
http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej
rxburner
Guest
Trade Count: (0)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 05:00 PM »

They are Lenticular clouds, also known as Standing Waves. You see them sometimes on top of mountains. They are indicators of high winds aloft that may surface later in the day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_cloud

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/43ancients/02files/Cloud_Images_Lenticular_01.html

http://www.crystalinks.com/lenticular.html

Rx
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 05:25 PM by rxburner » Logged
ko
Trade Count: (+9)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1078


Location: hermosa beach CA

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 05:39 PM »

spectacular pictures thanx KO
Logged

have fun kurt
Turkey9186
Trade Count: (+6)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 155

Location: USA, Fairfield/Cordelia CA

« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 08:41 AM »

What Rx said.  Also really bad to go thru in an airplane.  Brings new meaning to  "roller coaster ride."
Jerry
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear in the right margin of the forum and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom of the page)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them. >>>
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.


member support is greatly appreciated!



Untitled Document
J Hall Photography

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!