Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Newly Discovered Cloud Has Been Given a Name.

New creatures and phenomenas are discovered everyday deep within the Earth's jungles, but what about right over our heads in the sky...? 
Turns out there is a new cloud formation resembling irregular wisps of dark/organic foms that has been making more frequent appearances above Britain, Scotland and parts of New Zealand. As of now Meteorologists have no name or category for this unique cloud formation and are now attempting to give it an official name: Asperatus, latin word for 'rough'. 
The Royal Meteorological Society is now gathering detailed information for the days and locations where the asperatus clouds have been seen in an attempt to understand exactly what is causing them.
'We try to identify and classify all of the images of clouds we get in, but there were some that just didn't seem to fit in any of the other categories, so I began to think it might be a unique type of cloud. The underside of the clouds are quite rough and choppy. It looks very stormy, but some of the reports we have been getting suggest that they tend to break up without actually turning into a storm.'

via dailymail

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