Friday, October 10, 2008

an ocean of clouds

it's beautiful how these clouds hitting the mountains create the same wave patterns that an ocean creates as its water reaches the shallow shores.

4 comments:

Eugenio Manuel said...

Hola, en español se llama a este fenómeno así: "mar de nubes". Me alegra ver que lees cosas en español.

Jim said...

Wonderful video! It's always good to be reminded that the atmosphere is a fluid.
You've probably seen them but there are some lovely images of von Kármán vortices around, which if you haven't seen are well worth a google.

Rik Gern said...

Beautiful! The first time I ever saw clouds flowing like water was in the movie "Koyaanisquatsi". I've never viewed time the same way since seeing those images.

http://tinyurl.com/3gno6t

Steve Dangerfield said...

Yes, beautiful indeed. Visitors from other planets would be forgiven for thinking this is our planet's ocean. Let's hope that if they were to land on the tip of one of those mountains they don't dive in.