Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
 
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper


Cloud Streets over the Great Lakes, 7 February 2007

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files
 
Delicious Del.icio.us StumbleUpon StumbleUpon TwitThis TwitThis

Cloud Streets over the Great Lakes, 7 February 2007

Category:
State (US):
Country:
Uploaded By:
Date Posted:August 28th, 2007
Downloads:589
Popularity Rating:0

Description: Like strokes from an artistís brush, the sky over Lake Superior and Lake Michigan was painted with long rows of white clouds on February 5, 2007. Called cloud streets, these clouds occur when frigid, dry air blows across the lake, where it picks up water vapor from the warmer lake. The water vapor freezes into ice crystals, and clouds form. The clouds take the shape of the wind as it gusts over the water. The same process can also cause lake effect snow or rain when the cold, moist air blows ashore on the lee side of the lake. Signs of lake effect snow can be seen along the southern shore of Lake Superior, which is bright white with little sign of brown vegetation poking through.


Comments: No comments yet
( You will need to register or log-in to be able to leave comments about this file )



This file has not yet been rated.Sorry, but you must be logged in to rate this file so we can tell which files you've already voted on, which will help prevent cheating.
Click here to log-in, or you can click here to register.
(Registration is free)



Download this file at the following address:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14138


 

Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2014 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en EspaŠĮ¨ - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en FranÁ°©s