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Friday, March 23, 2012

Why is This Cloud-Shaped Giant Rolls

A photograph taken near Brazil perpetuate a strange cloud that rolls on the sea, forming a giant tube cloud that seemed collapsed across the sky. Photos taken in February 2012 was recently released by the blog Earth Science Picture of the Day belongs to the U.S. space agency (NASA).
A roll cloud, associated with thunderstorm downdrafts and strange sea winds, tumbles across the sky off the coast of Brazil. (Picture from: http://www.mnn.com/)
This roll cloud photo was taken by Capt. Andreas M. van der Wurff from a ship en route from Paranagua, Brazil, to Montevideo, Uruguay, on Feb. 6. 

Coil-shaped cloud that is the type of cloud areas, one of the categories of low cloud formation. This cloud is the shelf cloud relative, which is often seen at the edge of the rain storm.

Sometimes made ​​with clouds roll storm. Cold air moving down causing moist air moving up in the planet's surface at a certain height. That's when the moisture condenses into clouds.

Winds from the storm "rolling" clouds in parallel with the horizon, creating an effect similar to a horizontal tornado. In contrast to the shelf cloud, clouds roll is completely separate from the storm clouds.

This cloud is just one odd weather phenomenon that can occur when the wind was blowing hard. Wave clouds, for example, looks like a mound up and down in the sky. Cloud that occurs when pressing the mountains rise to heights of air masses are cooler, so the moisture in the air condenses. Air fell like an ocean wave.
A Lenticular Cloud Over New Hampshire. (Picture from: http://flatrock.org.nz/)
Types of clouds are even more unusual is the lenticular cloud, which is so smooth and round, so it is sometimes misinterpreted as a UFO. These clouds are formed due to wind fluctuations around the top of the mountain.

Although oddly shaped, clouds roll is not dangerous. Even many of the clouds rolled form in the relatively calm weather, "rolled" by the sea breeze.
The 'Morning Glory' cloud front, coming towards land near Burketown on the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria on September 13, 2010. (Picture from: http://www.abc.net.au/)
One place that is famous for its cloud rolls is an offshore coastal Queensland, Australia. Each fall, residents and tourists can watch the clouds, the clouds roll called Morning Glory, was formed on a regular basis. *** [LIVESCIENCE | KORAN TEMPO 3815]
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