Rare hat-shaped cloud in Japan

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posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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www.bbc.co.uk...A rare cloud appeared near Mount Fuji after a strong typhoon swept through Japan.

The hat-shaped cloud, called "tsurushi-gumo", or hanging cloud, was seen on Wednesday morning.

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Cool hey? Click link for Vid.
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posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 12:52 AM
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Isn't that a Lenticular Cloud?

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posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Yeah, that's what I thought, but apparently this cloud is special



posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 01:17 AM
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Well near the volcano, like Mount Shasta, and other special places, Mount Sinai too! Those clouds are just your normal run of the mill ones all right.



posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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That's pretty cool capt...I wonder what it would feel like to float on it.



posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
That's pretty cool capt...I wonder what it would feel like to float on it.

These types of clouds usually indicate that there are strong winds high in the atmosphere, so are not necessarily nice to float on


They sometimes form over high peaks, and can often be used as an indicator of bad weather approaching. When I lived in Ohakune, I saw many similar clouds over Mount Ruapehu, and I learnt that they were usually a good reason to avoid the ski fields


Here is a recent pic of a lenticular cloud over Ruapehu (some people mistook it for an ash cloud from the eruption of nearbyMount Tongariro.)


These clouds are caused by air being pushed higher into the atmosphere, where the air undergoes adiabatic cooling and condenses. These lenticular clouds are a form of lee wave. Similar clouds, often known as roll clouds, can indicate favourable conditions for glider pilots, with updraughts providing a means to gain altitude. So if you're in the right vehicle, perhaps it could be nice to float on


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posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Lenticular clouds. Nothing unusual or "rare" about this. They're commonly seen over mountains. I see these hats every day almost.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Took this about a month ago in southern MN.\

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