Thursday, July 14, 2005
I was a bit of a pseudo-science freak in college. By pseudo, I mean I got through a year and a half of a geology major before figuring out that my brain wasn’t built to handle mineralogy, so I switched to English. But I still liked science, so I took a bunch of atmospheric science classes and got a job as an editorial assistant for the head of the Science, Technology & Society department. Atmospheric science is really cool. I fell in love with cloud formations and they are still something I have fun scoping out. So when I saw these pictures of mammatus clouds online, I had to share. These clouds are both beautiful and slightly eerie—for a while, I had dreams in which mammatus clouds were descending from the sky and threatening to suffocate me.
I cannot be alone in my geekitude.
Here are some examples of other neato cloud formations.
UPDATE: Mr. Daisey has even COOLER pictures of mammatus clouds!!!