25 August 2009

What's the Story Morning Glory?


This is a really cool photograph.

The photo and story can be found here.

In essence, no-one is quite sure what causes them. But, it is thought that it might relate to a combination of hot and cooler air that circulates in a tube pattern. Apparently, these clouds can role on for a 1000 kms and up to altitudes of 2 kms, but only in the spring. These clouds were snapped over Burketown in Queensland, and published by NASA.

2 comments:

Harry Nizam H. said...

Looks Great! WOW!

Rob Baiton said...

Harry...

It is a pretty cool phenomenon, isn't it?