pyrocumulus

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  1. wxnut

    wxnut TPF Noob!

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    DNR was burning off some marsh land here in Wisconsin today and it caused some pyrocumulus to form. In the first 2 pics you can see some pileus caps as well.

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So first it's smoke and then it really become clouds?
    I was wondering what pyrocumuli could be, until I read your introduction and saw the photos. Very interesting sight. Is it the sun that makes it go white on top or does the smoke really transform? How could it?
    And how come you know so much about clouds, so you can even name the caps "pileus caps"? And what kind of air layer must be above this new cloud for pileus caps to form?
     
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    you have a pretty good zoom in your cam :)
     
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    Awsome capture! I love anything to do with the sky, meterology, atmoshereic optics, astronomy, you name it. I always enjoys pics like these. your post also reminds me that I got a few shots of some pileus caps myself the other day, I will have to post them later.

    laFoto clouds are just water vapor condensed on suspended dust particles, the smoke provides plenty of particulate and the updraft from the fire can fuel the cloud formation as well. If conditions are right pyro-thuderstorms can even form.
     
  5. wxnut

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    pursuer, you will like my website then. I am a storm chaser, and also have a few northern lights pics.
    http://www.wxnut.net
     
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    Wow, those are truly some of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen. There are too many fantastic shots to name but the one with the tornado and and rainbow in the same shot is one of my favorites as is the lightning shot with the stars visible :thumbup:
     
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    i took a look at your web-site, you have some amasing images. I was wondering something. How do you get such great shots of lightning. low speed and hope for the right moment? or something of that sort.
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