Friday, August 15, 2014

Storm Clouds

I know that I've already shown you the view from my window, but I can't get enough of the ever-changing view.
I think I took this picture in June, when Boulder was at the peak of greenness. The scenery turned brown from the heat, and then regreened after the monsoonal rains arrived.

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  1. That is a beautiful view!

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  2. How gorgeous, and how I love Colorado, where I live. I bought my grandkids a little book about clouds and read in there that those fluffy clouds can go as high as ten miles.

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    1. Yup, Colorado is for sky people.

      Did you know that 15% of the atmospheric and space scientists in the US work in Boulder? Or that an additional 1.5% work in Ft Collins?

      http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes192021.htm

      http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/atmospheric-scientists-including-meteorologists.htm

      Cumulonimbus clouds can occasionally reach even higher than 10 miles in the tropics.
      http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Cumulonimbus_cloud.html
      Good link for kids:
      http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cumulus.html

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