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Cloud City: Grand Canyon

In a rare occurrence that only affects the area about once a decade, the Grand Canyon was recently filled with a dense, white fog due to heat inversion (Flickr gallery with a few short video clips; Flickr search for "grand canyon fog").
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 4, 2013 - 23 comments

jerry clouds

jerry clouds is a soothing little art game where you help Jerry make clouds. (via Terry Cavanagh's freeindiegam.es)
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 22, 2013 - 15 comments

It won't be long now.

"Every teenager out there feels invincible. And they'll never admit it. It's not the kind of invincible like Superman. It's the kind of invincible like - I'll see you in five months." [20-minute YouTube documentary by SoulPancake.]

At age 14, Zach Sobiech (previously) was diagnosed with bone cancer. Given months to live, he turned to music to say goodbye. Zach's song "Clouds" received 3 million hits, and inspired a celebrity cover video featuring dozens of actors and musicians. Zach died today at his home in Minnesota. He was 18.
posted by Sfving on May 20, 2013 - 13 comments

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind: E. Coli & Cloud Formation

Scientists Find Bacteria Survive at High Altitudes
Study finds significant microorganism populations in middle and upper troposphere
Microbiome of the upper troposphere: Species composition and prevalence, effects of tropical storms, and atmospheric implications
See also Properties of biological aerosols and their impact on atmospheric processes

posted by y2karl on Jan 29, 2013 - 17 comments

"When faced with months to live, how do you say goodbye?"

"When faced with months to live, how do you say goodbye?" -- "Zach Sobiech, of Lakeland, Minn., doesn’t go far without his guitar in tow. Facing months to live, Zach is turning to music - writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family." [more inside]
posted by ericb on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 comments

Pilot's Timelapse

The working week of a commercial pilot as seen from the cockpit A timelapse video showing takeoffs and landings from the pilot's perspective. Complete with squashed insects on the windscreen.
posted by jontyjago on Sep 18, 2012 - 33 comments

Photographic experiment shooting clouds everyday

Clouds 365 Project. The goal? To shoot an image or video of clouds every day. Sorted by month or time of day, or personal favorites of the photographer, Kelly DeLay.
posted by netbros on Apr 15, 2012 - 4 comments

Leaping sundogs

Leaping Sundogs "...that little wisp suddenly snaps into a new shape, as if someone had stopped the video, waited for the cloud to change, then started up the video again." More here.
posted by dhruva on Nov 17, 2011 - 11 comments

Watford.

These clouds are not fluffy.
posted by Nomyte on Sep 6, 2011 - 93 comments

CLOUDed judgment

The chief of the world's leading physics lab at CERN in Geneva has prohibited scientists from drawing conclusions from a major experiment. The CLOUD ("Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets") experiment examines the role that energetic particles from deep space play in cloud formation. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, said in an interview: "I have asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them. That would go immediately into the highly political arena of the climate change debate. One has to make clear that cosmic radiation is only one of many parameters." [more inside]
posted by thescientificmethhead on Jul 20, 2011 - 40 comments

tsunami in the sky

Cloud surfing the strange and marvelous looking Morning Glory. This film shows at 2:07 an animation of how the cloud is formed. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Aug 25, 2010 - 4 comments

Weird Clouds Look Even Better From Space

Amazing photos of unusual cloud formations, as seen from space—along with some of the science behind them. Click on the images for full-size, wallpaperable versions.
posted by ixohoxi on May 14, 2010 - 24 comments

"I'm huntin' now trying to find...a belt in the Jovian morn..."

Something is missing on Jupiter.
posted by Burhanistan on May 13, 2010 - 56 comments

Google's got nothing on the asperatus

The Cloud Appreciation Society is trying to get the Royal Meteorological Society to recognize a new form of cloud (pix). More about how cloud naming got started and more cloud photos. [previous clouds, via]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 3, 2009 - 56 comments

A glorious morning

The Morning Glory might be the coolest cloud on the planet. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Feb 18, 2009 - 25 comments

We are encased in a world of light and cloud

Photos of shadows in the clouds over Austin. via bldgblog
posted by signal on Jan 17, 2009 - 24 comments

Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd

10 Rare Clouds. 20 Cool Clouds. NASA clouds. List of Cloud Types (wiki). previously
posted by swift on Jun 27, 2008 - 28 comments

Giant Waves Over Iowa

Undular Bore Waves
posted by geos on Oct 19, 2007 - 17 comments

Can I play too

Free Ice Cream Day
posted by Rubbstone on Oct 17, 2007 - 28 comments

in the clouds

Rare and strange cloud formations. Mammatus, lenticular, noctilucent, nacreous, hole in the sky. Basic cloud guide.
posted by nickyskye on Apr 20, 2007 - 45 comments

clouds from both sides now

Weather warfare. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Apr 3, 2007 - 15 comments

These clouds are nice. Some clouds are ice!

۞۩unusual clouds۩۞
posted by riotgrrl69 on Sep 22, 2006 - 43 comments

Sprites (atmospheric) - new movie

7000 frames per second Newscientist article, with links to the movies. "Atmospheric 'sprites' captured in explosive detail ... by researchers using an ultra-high-speed camera. "The best images yet of the flashes – which resemble a giant undulating jellyfish with its tentacles falling from a halo of light – have allowed the team to pick apart their structure and mechanics. "
posted by hank on Feb 17, 2006 - 22 comments

Surreal Clouds

Cumulonimbus Mammatus - interesting looking clouds
posted by Gyan on Jun 27, 2005 - 16 comments

The Cloud Harp

The Cloud Harp. The transposition of a natural phenomenon into music. The melodies and sounds are determined by factors such as cloud height, density, structure, luminosity, and meteorological conditions.
posted by nickyskye on Jun 19, 2005 - 15 comments

Clouds

"We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wheresoever we find it!"
Clouds can be strange looking, majestic, colourful, freaky, ominous or electric to name but a few.
Perhaps you’d like to go cloud ’surfing’ in a glider along a 600 mile cloud formation that appears in Queensland (film links/explanation) later in the year?
Or would you rather view your clouds from satellite?
You can otherwise study cloud formations at your leisure if you want.

There’s a million more sites around of course – first link via.
posted by peacay on Mar 8, 2005 - 14 comments

burning sky

Strange clouds. Noctilucent clouds as seen from the ISS. Via Science @ NASA headline archives. Also: twirling rosin.
posted by loquacious on Oct 28, 2004 - 4 comments

Hurricanes are for suckOrZ

Enviromental absorbant products manufacturer, Dyn-O-Mat claims to have removed a cloud from Doppler radar and intends to test their product on a hurricane. They have a patent and everything. The federal government spent two decades on Project Stormfury, an attempt to halt storms by 'seeding' the eyewall of a hurricane. This guy says we are already doing it with the militaries High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. Even if we're not doing it now, we'll definately by own the weather by 2025. That is, unless we're intentionally causing storms.
posted by cedar on Sep 12, 2004 - 24 comments

Plankton may form clouds.

Clouds formed at sea may be created by plankton to protect themselves from harsh UV rays by inducing more dimethyl sulfide to the atmosphere.
posted by rudyfink on Jul 17, 2004 - 9 comments

noctilucent clouds

noctilucent clouds
It's that time of year again. Look to the skies after sunset.
posted by y2karl on Jul 1, 2004 - 18 comments

"Bringing serenity to your busy workday".

"Bringing serenity to your busy workday". Bored with the view from your office? Kloudscape offers ten high-resolution images of clouds taken from 40,000 feet by photographer John Wang. These images are available in a variety of resolutions for use as desktop wallpaper.
posted by phatboy on Mar 1, 2002 - 4 comments

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