Chimney cloud

From AMS Glossary
Revision as of 15:50, 20 February 2012 by Perlwikibot (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search


chimney cloud

A cumulus cloud that has much greater vertical than horizontal extent.

It frequently takes the form of a long "neck" protruding from the tops of a lower cloud mass where a locally strong convection current has penetrated the inversion. The shape results from the penetration into relatively moist air aloft which inhibits evaporation.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants