Friday, June 12, 2009

Not a new cloud type - it's just a gravity wave

Yahoo has a news story about a picture of clouds taken by an Iowan woman that is inspiring meteorologists to define a new cloud type. By the way, there is a Cloud Appreciation Society and they are pushing for it.

(Picture from Yahoo and AP)

This looks very much like the gravity wave clouds I saw in Delaware in October, and to many other pictures of undulating clouds which I thought were just called gravity waves.

Thus I thought these clouds had names already.

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