October 14, 2014

more mammatus clouds!

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October 10, 2014

Clouds are formed when warm air rises and water vapor condenses into clusters of water droplets. This condensation occurs at a specific temperature, so when conditions are stable, clouds are formed at a specific height, creating a flat layer. Near a thunderstorm, however, turbulent air causes pockets of water and ice to develop, resulting in these bumpy mammatus clouds (think “mammary clouds”).
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August 24, 2013
Native American Sweat Lodge from the ThunderBird Nation. After a long day of thunderstorms, a little bit of gold. Buenos Aires Province Argentina.

Native American Sweat Lodge from the ThunderBird Nation. After a long day of thunderstorms, a little bit of gold. Buenos Aires Province Argentina.

December 19, 2011
This swirl also formed fast and the colors were brighter than the picture shows. Being a Bay Area, CA native, I’d never experienced such weather and when people started throwing out words like “tornado”, I got a little nervous. Again, taken in June of 2009 outside Denver, CO.
submission from jellynotjam

This swirl also formed fast and the colors were brighter than the picture shows. Being a Bay Area, CA native, I’d never experienced such weather and when people started throwing out words like “tornado”, I got a little nervous. Again, taken in June of 2009 outside Denver, CO.

submission from jellynotjam

December 17, 2011
Lenticular Clouds Above Washington Credit & Copyright: Tim Thompson
submission from dennisswrdls

Lenticular Clouds Above Washington 
Credit & CopyrightTim Thompson

submission from dennisswrdls

December 17, 2011
By - Peter Essick
submission from titanpersaeus

By - Peter Essick

submission from titanpersaeus

December 16, 2011
Storm Clouds in Arkansas. 
submission from chelsiemh

Storm Clouds in Arkansas. 

submission from chelsiemh

November 24, 2011
This photo illustrates a current situation in Prague, Czech Republic. What you see there is smog, which we haven’t seen here in quite a few years, so it took us completely by surprise. When I was taking this photo, the sun shone like crazy through the fog, but it turned out that it was just a wish made by mind completely unaccustomed to such a situation. While we all know that this is a kind of a big problem, I can’t help myself but to find this strange beautiful.
(submission from lovingthealiens)

This photo illustrates a current situation in Prague, Czech Republic. What you see there is smog, which we haven’t seen here in quite a few years, so it took us completely by surprise. When I was taking this photo, the sun shone like crazy through the fog, but it turned out that it was just a wish made by mind completely unaccustomed to such a situation. While we all know that this is a kind of a big problem, I can’t help myself but to find this strange beautiful.

(submission from lovingthealiens)

November 22, 2011
Lightning and tornado - from http://scienceavenger.blogspot.com/2009/04/lightning-tornado-photo.html
(submission from dennisswrdls)

Lightning and tornado - from http://scienceavenger.blogspot.com/2009/04/lightning-tornado-photo.html

(submission from dennisswrdls)

November 21, 2011
Tree branches during Winter of 2010-2011 in Eastern Tennessee.
(Photo taken by Theresa Cox.)
(submission from beardycoxmilkshakeman)

Tree branches during Winter of 2010-2011 in Eastern Tennessee.

(Photo taken by Theresa Cox.)

(submission from beardycoxmilkshakeman)

November 11, 2011
snowflake
It FINALLY snowed here this week! Happy winter!
Nikon Small World - 2011 - Yanping Wang

snowflake

It FINALLY snowed here this week! Happy winter!

Nikon Small World - 2011 - Yanping Wang

November 7, 2011
stratus clouds over inglefield bay in greenland, eight hundred miles south of the north pole. 
(National Geographic Photo of the Day)

stratus clouds over inglefield bay in greenland, eight hundred miles south of the north pole. 

(National Geographic Photo of the Day)

September 1, 2011

Scientist Edson Ramirez was in for a surprise August 16 as he was studying glaciers in the Bolivian Andes: A large object fell from the sky, leaving a trail of smoke over the mountain peaks known as Huayna Potosí and Tuni Condoriri.
Based on Ramirez’s picture, planetary scientist Rubber Munoz Sanchez, of the Max Schreier Planetarium in La Paz, told Reuters that he thinks the object was a meteor up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide.

Scientist Edson Ramirez was in for a surprise August 16 as he was studying glaciers in the Bolivian Andes: A large object fell from the sky, leaving a trail of smoke over the mountain peaks known as Huayna Potosí and Tuni Condoriri.

Based on Ramirez’s picture, planetary scientist Rubber Munoz Sanchez, of the Max Schreier Planetarium in La Paz, told Reuters that he thinks the object was a meteor up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide.

August 23, 2011
no two snowflakes are the same, but all are hexagonal. the molecular shape of water causes this crystallization pattern. 

no two snowflakes are the same, but all are hexagonal. the molecular shape of water causes this crystallization pattern. 

June 8, 2011

A week after a 200-mile-an-hour (322-kilometer-an-hour) tornado destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, a NASA satellite captured this false-color depiction of the destruction.
In this image, vegetation is red, buildings are blue, and the tornado’s path is shown as a blue trail stretching from left to right.

A week after a 200-mile-an-hour (322-kilometer-an-hour) tornado destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, a NASA satellite captured this false-color depiction of the destruction.

In this image, vegetation is red, buildings are blue, and the tornado’s path is shown as a blue trail stretching from left to right.