My morning trivia question was what type of cloud is shown in the picture. These clouds are super cool and somewhat rare to see. Undulatus asperatus is a newly recognized cloud formation that was proposed in 2009 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization. Undulatus Asperatus is Latin that translates to roughened or agitated waves.
These clouds have been seen all over the globe and are mostly related to undulates clouds. The ominous storm-like clouds are common in the Plains states and are often seen during the morning or midday hours just after thunderstorm activity. As of June 2009, the Royal Meteorological Society is still trying to figure out what type of weather patterns help make this type of cloud.
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This post was written by Cyndi Kahlbaum on June 8, 2010