I was poking around online today, and came across this article on wired about all sorts of weird clouds. Now, I think most people get the basic clouds in middle school earth science or whatever, but here are some really cool things that happen with clouds -- seen from space. When you think of clouds from space, you think mostly of hurricanes and stuff. Or at least I do. But there are lots of other neat things you can see from space that you can't really see that well from Earth. Here you go! As far as I can tell the descriptions of why they form are pretty accurate (although I was just skimming). http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/ ... ry-clouds/
One of my friends said that she thought the anvil cloud ought to be renamed UFOs, but I think that lenticular clouds look more like UFOs from the ground. Here are some lenticular cloud pictures that look like flying saucers:Above images from Astronomy Picture of the Day website
Mmmm....fluid dynamics! (No, really it's not that scary! doh! Don't run!)
Global warming is intricately tied to the decline in the pirate population. As the pirate population goes down, the average global temperature goes up. Ergo, pirates are cool, and we need more pirates.