WEATHER - AWE AND WONDER
These impressive weather images help capture the awe and wonder that you can find in our environment aorund us. All with a weather theme, these weather photos all come with explanations to help explain what you are looking at and names so that you can find out more. These amazing weather photos help make the learning of the geography topic of weather more amazing.
Clouds - Lenticular clouds
This rare cloud type needs a feature to help seed them, for example a mountain as in this case. The wind passes over the mountain and as the the wind descends over the other side, the air warms up, forming water droplets, making these strange clouds. To find out more about this strange phenomenon, search for information on lenticular clouds.
Clouds - morning glory
These clouds are extremely rare and little is known about them. The Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is where they can be found most frequently. Stretching up to 1,000 km long and 2 km high, they can sit only 200 m above ground and move at a speed of 35-70 km an hour.
Dust storms occur naturally but they are a weather phenomenon that is increasing in frequency due to the increase in farming methods which can create them.