What Causes Amazing Lenticular Clouds | Weather
The image above is remarkable! The process that goes into lenticular clouds is pretty simple actually. Air from the ground blows into a mountain and rises up the face. Sometimes this happens on small mountains, other times on huge mountains. As this occurs the air cools and condenses and forms clouds at the top of the mountain peak. Now sometimes, since the atmosphere is 3d and has many layers, there are many layers of moisture that can rise up and form multiple discs. Since the air is now cooler, it sinks and the clouds dissipate leaving behind a very large disk in the air! Below is another great example of a lenticular cloud and an illustration of how it happens. They are also sometimes called UFO clouds! Cool huh?
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