They see me rollin' - Stratocumulus volutus


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    photo: Danielaeberl;link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roll-cloud.JPG;desc: Photo by Danielaeberl.

    Another type of Stratocumulus is huge Stratocumulus volutus with its magnificent look. It is a long tube appearing to roll around the Earth. This species is often travelling alone, but sometimes there can be more of them lined up in a formation.

    It is a rare species. The shape is caused by flat ground, large plains without hills or sea and oceans when the rising air is affected by a horizontal stream of air. Stratocumulus Volutus is sometimes connected with wide and light precipitation.

    Who wouldn't like to see more photos of this magnificent cloud type? Send your photos of Stratocumulus volutus. It will participate in our social media channel.

    Author: Štěpán Šubík


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