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Other special clouds - 20.7.2018 at 13.05 Enontekiö, Kilpisjärvi Observation number 75483

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Behind the slope of Saana, a stack of clouds peeked.

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  • Havainto
    • Other special clouds
  • Cloud coverage in the sky
    • Very small area
  • Other special clouds
    • Stacked lenticularis info

      Stacked lenticularis clouds, is a phenomenon in which there are several lentil-like clouds piled on top of each other. In the sky watch, the practical boundary between the conventional altocumulus lenticularis and the rarer lenticularis stack is considered to be at least three overlapping lenticular, i.e. layer-like, clouds.

      Lenticularis clouds are streamlined, flat cloud shapes. Typically, they occur when a mountain or mountain causes a vertical disturbance to the air flow. At the top of the resulting air wave, moisture may condense into cloud droplets, allowing a smooth lenticular layer to be observed. Sometimes such clouds also form without strong terrain in connection with various weather phenomena.

      Lenticularis clouds themselves are not uncommon and they can be seen quite often. Overlapping lentil cloud layers are clearly a less frequently seen phenomenon. Such a layerish pile cloud is formed when the wetter and drier layers of air alternate in the air. At that time, moisture condenses in some layers and not in others, so that even a very large number of lenticular layers can be detected.

      Only such clearly formed, layered lenticular clouds are collected in the sky due to their rarity.

      In Iceland, a layered lenticular cloud formed in a wave caused by mountains. Image from Wikipedia.

Comments: 4 pcs
Tero Sipinen - 22.7.2018 at 10.51 Report this

Harvinaista herkkua komeissa maisemissa.

Paula Mattila - 22.7.2018 at 19.52 Report this

Eilenkin oli laajasti mantelipilviä Norjan puolella vuorten yllä mutta ei noin selvässä pinossa.Olipa aika kokemus tuo helteinen Kilpisjärvi.

Timo Alanko - 23.7.2018 at 19.20 Report this

Onkohan tuo mantelia vai huntupilvi? Jokin aika sitten kävimme vähän keskustelua ukkospilven päälle kasautuneista hunnuista, jotka kovasti kyllä näyttivät lenticulariksilta. Samaa sukua lat. nimen perusteelle kyllä lienevätkin...

Paula Mattila - 24.7.2018 at 08.35 Report this

Olihan tuota ylläpidossa pohdiskeltu mutta hyväksyttiin 

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