Asperatus new class of clouds in New Zealand

Asperatus new class of clouds in New Zealand

February 5, 2011

Asperatus

An “asperatus” cloud rolls over New Zealand’s South Island in an undated picture.
This apparently new class of clouds is still a mystery.  Photograph courtesy Merrick Davies

Experts suspect asperatus clouds’ choppy undersides may be due to strong winds disturbing previously stable layers of warm and cold air.

 




By | 2012-04-05T22:04:35+00:00 Feb 5, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

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