posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 08:50 PM
Im stuck here at work on Christmas Day for 6 hours so I thought I might add a couple more
These waves within cloud are good indicators of severe wind shear over a short vertical extent.
They occur near areas where an inversion layer has winds of different speeds and/or directions. The upper sections just above the inversion layer
generally have wind speeds greater than the layer below the inversion, as the moisture rises the change in wind speed and air density (of the
inversion), force the air to move in waves similar to the mechanisms that create ocean waves.
This photo is from Brooks Martner over Laramie, Wyoming
Link to page where taken from is here (for credit purposes)
[edit on 24/12/2009 by OzWeatherman]