Satellite Image of the Week: #2

I liked this satellite image, taken today, over the Mid-Atlantic. From here, you can see cumulus clouds forming from upslope flow over the ridges in the Appalachian Mountains. You can also see evidence of a sea breeze along the coast in New Jersey; notice how there is no cloud cover over the ocean near the coast, and along the coast, but a little ways inland, there start to be clouds. Winds blow onshore and begin to rise as the terrain slopes upwards. The top layer of this upward sloping air begins to condense into clouds.

Thank you for reading my post.

Satellite Imagery comes from: NASA MSFC Earth Sciences Office


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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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