PDA

View Full Version : 3/24/09 Sunrise from Jackson Webcam



KD Talbot
03-24-2009, 04:43 PM
If you haven't checked this out you should. Excellent examples of cloud formation caught on video. Maybe someone can tell me exactly what is happening and what sort of clouds are forming?

KDT

Bill O
03-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Are your referring to the clouds forming nearly over the camera?

Looks like orographic lift. Moist air moving over the mountain, rising and cooling until it condenses.

I'm not sure exactly what mountain is causing this, but the lift can be slightly displaced from the actual terrain feature.

KD Talbot
03-24-2009, 07:51 PM
Yes the clouds that are forming near the camera. To an uneducated weather observer such as myself it appears the clouds are forming right there. Please explain orographic lift. I know it when I see it, but can't explain the process. Maybe some links?

KDT

Bill O
03-24-2009, 07:58 PM
The clouds are forming right there.

Here are some examples of different kinds of lift:

http://www.indiana.edu/~geog109/topics/09_clouds/lift.html

As for a name. I'd probably call those scud clouds.

Steve M
03-24-2009, 09:12 PM
The clouds are forming right there.

Here are some examples of different kinds of lift:

http://www.indiana.edu/~geog109/topics/09_clouds/lift.html

As for a name. I'd probably call those scud clouds.

Like "scud" missiles?

Brad
03-25-2009, 08:58 AM
Like "scud" missiles?
That is the new name for the larger ice chunks that slide down the ravine walls and come at you out of no where.

KD Talbot
05-12-2009, 07:44 PM
For those who can, take a look at this mornings ravine cam sunrise video.

Now this is a stretch. About 1/2 way through the video watch the shadow that crosses Tuckerman Ravine. OK Now imagine the profile of a Lion Head.

For some reason I think this is how Lion Head got it's name.

KDT

Bill O
05-12-2009, 08:25 PM
For those who can, take a look at this mornings ravine cam sunrise video.

Now this is a stretch. About 1/2 way through the video watch the shadow that crosses Tuckerman Ravine. OK Now imagine the profile of a Lion Head.

For some reason I think this is how Lion Head got it's name.

KDT

I'd say it looks more like a kitten.

Brad
05-13-2009, 03:15 AM
Kitten Head just does not right for a rugged set of rocks.

Brad
05-13-2009, 03:19 AM
I just watched the video and I am afraid I have to go with Bill. It looks like a kitten.

KD Talbot
05-13-2009, 06:31 AM
My initial impression was that it was a cat, not a lion. Maybe Nin?

How about Ninny Head?

KDT