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Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds

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Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds
See more photos and source credits: http://www.alabamawx.com/?p=55225 From the Cloud Appreciation Society? The breaking waveforms of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds are the result of shearing winds up at cloud level. A particular type of turbulence can develop in a layer of cirrus cloud, which happens to form below an inversion between air currents of differing speeds and/or directions. Sea waves break as their bases are slowed down upon reaching shallow water and their crests surge ahead. Cloud waves break in the same way: when their crests are pushed ahead of their troughs by the difference in air currents
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