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lenticular cloud

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A lens-shaped cloud formed above a peak as air rises over mountain barriers and condensation occurs. See lee wave.

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lenticular cloud

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

A lens-shaped cloud formed above a peak as air rises over mountain barriers and condensation occurs. See lee wave.

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lenticular cloud

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 21 words.

A lens-shaped cloud formed above a peak as air rises over mountain barriers and condensation occurs. See lee wave.

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lenticular cloud

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 21 words.

A lens-shaped cloud formed above a peak as air rises over mountain barriers and condensation occurs.

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lenticular clouds

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 17 words.

Any of the cloud types that occur as the lenticularis species. See also wave clouds.

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lenticularis

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 90 words.

A cloud species in which the elements are approximately lens or almond shaped (and commonly known as lenticular clouds).

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contessa del vento

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 60 words.

Type of lenticular cloud (see lenticularis) typically with a rounded base and bulging upper surface. Sometimes a number

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Contessa del Vento

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 23 words.

[Italian: ‘countess of the wind’]

Lenticular clouds (often occurring as a pile d’assiettes) that form above Mount Etna in

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pile d’assiettes

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 30 words.

[French: ‘pile of plates’]

The usual term for a series of lenticular clouds, stacked one above the other, caused

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wave clouds

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 52 words.

Clouds occurring in an air stream characterized by wave motion, usually after passing over a mountain barrier. Lenticular (lens-shaped) clouds

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banner cloud

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 55 words.

Motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or mountain

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wave clouds

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 47 words.

Clouds occurring in an airstream affected by wave motion, usually after it has passed over a mountain barrier. Lenticular (lens-shaped)

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banner cloud

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 56 words.

A motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or

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nacreous cloud

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Type of cloud seen occasionally at great altitude (approximately 22–4 km), just before sunrise or after sunset, characterized by iridescent colouring. The cloud is fine and rather...

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nacreous clouds

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 35 words.

A type of cloud seen occasionally at great altitude (approximately 22–24 km), just before sunrise or after sunset, characterized by iridescent colouring. The cloud is fine and rather...

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nacreous cloud

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 34 words.

Type of cloud seen occasionally at great altitude (approximately 22–4 km), just before sunrise or after sunset, characterized by iridescent colouring. The cloud is fine and rather...

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contessa del vento

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 62 words.

Type of lenticular cloud (see lenticularis) typically with a rounded base and bulging upper surface. Sometimes a number of separate discs of this cloud-form extend one above...

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pile d'assiettes

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

[French: ‘pile of plates’]

The usual term for a series of lenticular clouds, stacked one above the other, caused by wave motion in multiple humid layers of air.

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banner cloud

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 56 words.

A motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or mountain peak. The cloud extends downwind in a strong current of...

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banner cloud

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 61 words.

Motionless, flag-like cloud, commonly of lenticular (lens-like) shape, forming to the lee (eddy zone) side of a hill or mountain peak. The cloud extends downwind in a strong current of...

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wave clouds

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Clouds occurring in an air stream characterized by wave motion, usually after passing over a mountain barrier. Lenticular (lens-shaped) clouds and cloudlets appearing stationary in the...

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