Found, “Species” New Clouds

Found, "Species" New Clouds.

The amateur sky watchers discovered “species” new clouds. The cloud was first seen in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, in 2006. Furthermore, the cloud is also seen in France, Norway, and several other areas.

Organizations Cloud Appreciation Society (CAS) based in the UK named asperatus undulatus cloud. CAS is filing for clouds that are recognized by the World Meteorological Organisation novelty in Geneva and included in the International Cloud Atlas.

In an effort to gain official recognition, CAS has collected many images of these clouds and make the most of the research carried out at Reading University.

Graeme Anderson, meteorologist from Reading University, said that undulatus asperatus like Mammatus clouds. The difference is, undulatus asperatus more bumpy.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of CAS, said that undulatus clouds asperatus is kind of new. He expressed some of his research at the Royal Meteorological Society.

Pretor-Pinney as quoted by the Daily Mail, said, “The cloud is warmer, humid, and cooler in the upper, drier air at the bottom of a clear boundary between the two.”

Currently, CAS support center anxiously, waiting to see if undulatus asperatus can indeed be classified as a new cloud. Studies on the cloud continued.

If the cloud is expressed as a new type, the CAS made significant achievements. Undulatus asperatus will become the first new cloud type to be found since Cirrus intortus in 1951.

“Observing the cloud is important to document the effects of global warming in the sky. Cloud can give you an answer about the temperature and climate change in the coming years,” said Pretor-Pinney.

Nowadays, more and more people are interested in watching the clouds. As an illustration, CAS members numbered 30,903 people.

Next year, the CAS will launch cloud observations app that allows users to share photographs and location of the cloud. Upload the user can be used for research activities.

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2 Responses to “Found, “Species” New Clouds”
  1. Jay Says...

    On October 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Picture of the cloud??? LOL!


  2. Jeff Torgerson Says...

    On October 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Kid Meteorologists these days….looking, looking for something to do differently. Please leave the science to those who know and can adequately classify the 3 cloudforms, at 3 levels into 27 distinct cloud types…as has been well for….ever.


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