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Kelvin-Helmholtz Formation 1 locationCloud
.: black_toes :.
Mar 3 2014
Phoenix Mountain Preserve - Souther
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Rolling, wave-like cloud formations.

Atmospheric waves occur in an environment with a large amount of vertical wind shear and stable air. Wind shear is a change in the speed and direction of winds as you go higher in the atmosphere.

Winds at the top of the cloud layer are moving faster than the base of that same layer. This causes the top to crash downwards in a curling manner after it hits the stable layer above.

This type of wind shear also causes turbulence for aircraft.

2 minute video made at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge explains
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