Ontario Lenticular Clouds

April 09, 2005

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Provided and copyright by: Kenneth J. Holm
Summary authors & editors: Kenneth J. Holm; Martin Ruzek

A school of flying cloudfish leaping through wintery skies? The sleek forms of lenticular (lens shaped) clouds often capture the imagination, resulting in reports of invading saucers or a hovering mother ship. Lenticular clouds can result from strong wind flow over terrain. The air flow produces a distinct up and down wavelike pattern, forming the lenticular clouds at the peaks of these waves.

This image was captured at sunset near Haliburton, Ontario using a Fuji Finepix E510, at high resolution.

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