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Mammatus Clouds

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Normal cloud bottoms are flat because moist warm air that rises and cools will condense into water droplets at a very specific temperature, which usually corresponds to a very specific height. After water droplets form that air becomes an opaque cloud. Under some conditions, however, cloud pockets can develop that contain large droplets of water or ice that fall into clear air as they evaporate. Such pockets may occur in turbulent air near a thunderstorm, being seen near the top of an anvil cloud, for example. Resulting mammatus clouds can appear especially dramatic if sunlit from the side.
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» Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
» Exp. time: 1/100 (0.010 secs)
» Aperture: f/5.6
» Focal length: 75 mm
» ISO speed: 100

Comments

11. Jul 30, 2010 photos71
"A great image!"

10. Feb 27, 2009 yongy
"i love the haziness at the farther end. the billowing clouds make for excellent photography!"

9. Dec 27, 2008 asifthebes
"Exceptional shot!"

8. Jul 9, 2008 nookiez
"this is ultimately amazing!"

7. Jul 1, 2008 moose19r
"Gorgeous! A rare photo that captures the beauty of the sky at the Texas Gulf."

6. Jun 25, 2008 SenilePalm
"Better than Speilberg!"

5. Jun 22, 2008 edmondo
"spectacular!!!!"

4. Jun 19, 2008 blary54
"dramatic"

3. Jun 19, 2008 sundesigns
"Outstanding!"

2. Jun 18, 2008 Nerian
"What a dark touch, makes me shiver "

1. Jun 18, 2008 barunpatro
"Wow. wat an intensity in the pic !"

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