Saturday, August 1, 2009


Stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.Power pilots tend to avoid flying near lenticular clouds because of the turbulence of the rotor systems that accompany them, but sailplane pilots actively seek them out. This is because the systems of atmospheric standing waves that cause "lennies" (as they are sometimes familiarly called) also involve large vertical air movements, and the precise location of the rising air mass is fairly easy to predict from the orientation of the clouds.

1 comment:

Superbizzee said...

Thankless displays of nature's beauty.