Cloud Formation and Dissolution

I’ve got a soft spot for time lapse video and that overlaps with watching clouds.

I used to live out on the plains where the sky is huge and the storms gigantic. Now I live in the mountains. The storms tend to be tamer and the sky smaller . . . but it’s still interesting to watch.

Where  I live is at the junction of a North-South valley and and East-West valley. It’s a place where clouds are born and die every few minutes – it’s quite dynamic but you have to use time lapse video to get the true essence of all that activity. That activity is cloud formation and dissolution due to wind encountering Orographic features (mountains) and the pressure changes that take place because of that make the air fluctuate through its DEW and super saturation points . . . and we get the activity you can see below. Enjoy!

Some background on cloud physics and orography courtesy of Wikipedia.

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