Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cool Clouds: Undulatus asperatus

This bizarre Undulatus asperatus cloud formation was observed at Escuintla, Guatemala on the afternoon of July 5, 2014. The day was rather windy but otherwise no unusual weather was associated with these mid-level clouds. In the few cases where undulatus asperatus have been documented, they've been observed to take shape over relatively flat terrain sometime (2 or 3 hours to more than 8 hours) after thunderstorms were reported. In 2009, Undulatus asperatus were recognized as a new type of cloud.

Photographer: Julio Meza; image used with permission.

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.