Thursday, February 8, 2007

Mammatus Clouds

 
Jorn Olsen,  Hastings, Nebraska, took these photos. The stadium lights are at the Hastings College stadium just east of his home.  The clouds are called Mammatus clouds. They do not precede a tornado, or foretell a storm, and are formed when the air is already saturated with rain droplets and/or ice crystals and begins to sink. The worst of the storm is usually over when these kinds of clouds are seen.
They are quite rare, but really beautiful.
Spectacular Mammatus Clouds over Hastings, Nebraska
 These photos were taken by Jorn Olsen, he lives on Heartwell Park in Hastings, Nebraska.
 e-mail - jolsen@dutton-lainson.com
His website is:  http://www.jornolsen.com which you may be interested in looking at.
Three of these photos were featured on the front and back cover of the Journal of Meteorology
and circulated in 26 countries.
GO TO: Summer 2004 Photo Gallery 1
GO TO: Summer 2004 Photo Gallery 2
READ ABOUT Mammatus Clouds


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june2004hastings-mammatus Spectacular Mammatus Clouds over Hastings, Nebraska These photos were taken by Jorn Olsen, he lives on Heartwell Park in Hastings, Nebraska. ...www.hprcc.unl.edu/nebraska/june2004hastings-mammatus.html

Jorn Olsen Photography www.jornolsen.com/mammatus/mammgallery.htm

 

4 comments:

nhd106 said...

Pretty wild!  I can see why they call it Mammatus..probably related to mammaries!

Nancy

radar446 said...

I've seen these pictures before...they are incredible to say the least.

Greg

a2002v2002 said...

Subj: nebraska  
Date: 2/9/2007 6:39:29 PM Central Standard Time
From: Frankandmary
To: A2002V2002



those are the most awe inspiring clouds in the world


Mary ~ Just Mary ~ my little Jersey Journal

rebuketheworld said...

I have never seen anything like that before. Those clouds are breath taking. If I saw that in person, I sware it would freak me out. Amazing. ~Raven