Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand by apod.nasa.gov. Image Credit & Copyright: Witta Priester: Stunning, unusual and relatively unstudied, these do not appear to presage meteorological doom and may be related to lenticular clouds that form near mountains from a downward win. Thanks to Witta Priester for permission to share this amazing image! http://www.flickr.com/photos/wittap/4406137868/ #Photograph #Clouds #Asperatus_Clouds #Witta_Priester
Most recently, the CAS is trying to get a new sub-species of cloud recognized, namely the undulatus asperatus (or "agitated wave"). Spotted over numerous places like the Great Plains, France, Norway, Scotland and the UK, this darkly dynamic cloud is now the subject of focused academic research, where the findings will be used to support its recognition as a new kind of cloud.
Stunning Time-Lapse Footage Shows Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Rolling Like Waves Over Lincoln, Nebraska