Tall Tales From The Field

What’s In The Clouds?

No, this post isn’t about that virtual hard drive in the internet cloud where you can access Photoshop and other programs and files. This is a science lesson about the clouds we actually see in the sky. Ever wonder what type of cloud is overhead dropping buckets of H2O?  No.  Maybe you want to know what type of clouds are those that have a wispy, artistic look, kind of like Salvador Dali’s mustache?  So, below are some scenes I shot that show different cloud types with scientific names followed by those cloud types with names I made up!

BAJA SUNSET

Cirrus Clouds

Arizona Landscape

Cirrocumulus

Puffy White Clouds

Cumulus Clouds

Kayenta Landscape

Lenticular Clouds

Storm Over Grand Canyon

Nimbostratus

Thunderheads Over Grand Canyon

Cumulonimbus Clouds

Zion Winter

Stratus Clouds

Sunset at Sand Hollow

Stratocumulus Clouds

STORM CLOUDS OVER AN ARIZONA DESERT

Nimbostratus Clouds

 

And now the clouds with names I made up………

Aspens

Blue Clouds

South Coyote Buttes

Paint-Brushed Clouds

 

Wierd Clouds

Hair-Brushed Clouds With Contrails

UNUSUAL CLOUDS

War Of The World Clouds

FOUNTAIN GEYSER SKY

Geyser -Produced Clouds

FOGGY OREGON FOREST

Thick Oregon Forest Along The Coast Fog Clouds

FUNKY CLOUDS OVER THE SIERRAS

“The Truth Is Out There” X-Files Clouds

Grand Canyon Thunderstorm

Plugged In Clouds

GOOSENECK-SP_3558

Charcoal Clouds

GRAPEVINES AND CLOUDS

Vine-Ripened Clouds

HIKING DOWN IN THE GRAND CANYON

String Theory Clouds

Storm Over Hop Valley

From The Heavens Clouds

Kolob Reservoir

Clouds In Stereo

 

 

STORM OVER ZION

H2O Clouds

Zion Rainbow

Rainbow -Producing Clouds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful images! Wow … and I like your names better. Much more fun for us non-scientific types.

    Like

    July 4, 2014 at 10:28 PM

  2. Anonymous

    Plugged in Clouds is an amazing photo.

    Like

    July 9, 2014 at 6:44 AM

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