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Title: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Confusoid on June 01, 2009, 06:42:37 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8076000/8076805.stm
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: inkydigit on June 02, 2009, 04:48:37 am
some crazy power fractal warping going on there!!!
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: rcallicotte on June 02, 2009, 08:37:02 am
TG2 clouds... :D
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Seth on June 02, 2009, 11:08:42 am
Oo'
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Rhalph on June 02, 2009, 11:29:08 am
Wondering how they "animate"... Anyone has a video of this type of clouds?
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: scott8933 on June 02, 2009, 11:05:55 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

I think there was a brief thread here regarding them a year, maybe two years ago. Easy enough to search, just use Mammatus as your term.

Personally, I find the second one in the first post of this thread to be a little freakier because of the lighting. They're one of those cloud formations you'd just never believe was real unless you saw it in person!

YouTube has some time-lapse videos of them, but they're not as interesting as you might think. They just kind of float by, like any other kind of cloud.

Edit: my mistake; didn't realize these were "Asperatus" clouds. Never heard of those before. Should have read the fine print at the bottom of the picture first!

Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Rhalph on June 03, 2009, 04:08:24 am
I don't think mammatus clouds are the same...
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: scott8933 on June 03, 2009, 11:31:10 am
They're not - it was just the first thing that jumped to mind when I saw those images. Then I went back later and noticed that the website had them labeled at the bottom as "Asperatus". The images were impressive enough that I never even noticed there was type at the bottom and had never heard of Asperatus clouds before.

It wasn't until I started playing with Terragen a few years ago that I was even aware of so many varieties of clouds. I always thought they were limited to just the obvious ones - Stratus, Cumulus, etc.

But its like anything else on the internet: no matter how obscure your interest is, you're sure to find someone with a website devoted to it. (For me its pylons. Not the orange traffic cone-variety, I mean the high tension power-line type. And yes, I've found websites about them!)
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Henry Blewer on June 03, 2009, 12:59:21 pm
I thought I was doing some weird images using T2. Nature has beat me again! These clouds are really cool!
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: dandelO on June 03, 2009, 06:42:00 pm
Maybe Matt should re-enable the fake internal scattering to the cloud's GI again. Or have a checkbox to enable/disable scattering in GI areas. They look like the pre-release TG2 clouds, that oily look. Cool.
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Seth on June 04, 2009, 01:59:34 am
Quote from: dandelO on June 03, 2009, 06:42:00 pm
Maybe Matt should re-enable the fake internal scattering to the cloud's GI again. Or have a checkbox to enable/disable scattering in GI areas.


I know someone who agree with that... what do you think Frank ? ;D
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: inkydigit on June 11, 2009, 11:02:14 am
Quote from: Seth on June 04, 2009, 01:59:34 am
Quote from: dandelO on June 03, 2009, 06:42:00 pm
Maybe Matt should re-enable the fake internal scattering to the cloud's GI again. Or have a checkbox to enable/disable scattering in GI areas.


I know someone who agree with that... what do you think Frank ? ;D

me too!

saw this pic also
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/jun/01/2?picture=348217738 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/jun/01/2?picture=348217738)
seriously warped!
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Henry Blewer on June 12, 2009, 05:34:59 am
I saw some clouds like in Inkydigits' link in Illinois when I was a kid. There were some very bad tornadoes in the area that day.
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: Seth on July 09, 2009, 02:56:02 pm
http://etrangenature.blogspirit.com/media/01/02/671136626.jpg
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: rcallicotte on July 10, 2009, 09:09:27 am
That looks fake.  Not saying it is fake.  It looks fake.  Wild.


Quote from: Seth on July 09, 2009, 02:56:02 pm
http://etrangenature.blogspirit.com/media/01/02/671136626.jpg
Title: Re: A new kind of cloud?
Post by: scott8933 on July 11, 2009, 01:33:02 pm
Yeah, I think if I went outside and saw that, I'd probably leave town.

I live in California where the experts say we're going to get shaken into the ocean someday - but at least earthquakes come as a surprise. Tornados and Hurricanes you get to see coming, knowing that obliteration is headed your way.

Quote from: calico on July 10, 2009, 09:09:27 am
That looks fake.  Not saying it is fake.  It looks fake.  Wild.


Quote from: Seth on July 09, 2009, 02:56:02 pm
http://etrangenature.blogspirit.com/media/01/02/671136626.jpg