Thursday, October 06, 2005

towers of power

towers of power, originally uploaded by freestone.

towers of power
towering small rainshowers off to the west of Tallahassee. The upper level winds shear off the tops and blow them into a direction that is different from the lower base level winds. Thus, a cloud can be pulled into several different directions. At northen temperate latitudes, most of the winds blow from one direction throughout the level of the cloud. Ah, but in the tropics and subtropics
things are different! Thes clouds, in these several photos, are traveling to the west, from the east, but the upper level winds come from other directions.

Uploaded by freestone on 5 Oct '05, 9.29am EDT.