25 Jan What Causes The Formation Of The Ripple Clouds As Seen In Cagayan de Oro Skies This Morning?
January 25, 2016, Cagayan de Oro skies were partially covered with what you may not have known as ripple clouds. Pretty to look at and take pictures of, but really, what forces of nature cause this phenomenon?
Meteorologists say that these ripple clouds are sometimes formed from cirrus or stratus clouds. And causing the obvious pattern was known as “gravity waves” which is known as the influence of gravity in some places that causes ripple effect.
Generally, air flows along a horizontal path, but sometimes imbalances occurs in the density of the air causing it to oscillate up and down as it moves along. And in striped cloud patterns, the air flows perpendicular to the cloud lines. In circumstances such as when the air is very moist, a full ripple clouds with no clear shy slots in between can be witnessed, and on the other hand, when the air is too dry, there will be no clouds at all. But in all cases, the air moves in a wavelike pattern.
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Let’s take for example, a pond. Any disturbance from the surface can cause waves. Just like what happens when a stable layer, which is a thin layer of the atmosphere where the temperature doesn’t decrease very much ith height, is being disturbed causing waves of air to move along it. Thus creating the ripple clouds.
Commonly happens during chillier months, this ripple clouds are hinting a chance of rain for the coming weekend.
Dinah Jane TurnoPosted at 01:53h, 25 January
i see now i know i was just amazed with the formation of the clouds. Thanks for the info.
Lorena DeloyPosted at 01:57h, 25 January
is sow nice….
Phillip John SudarioPosted at 03:01h, 25 January
Thank you my friend for this awesome explanation! ????
AnonymousPosted at 03:24h, 25 January
Now iknow thanks for the information
AnonymousPosted at 03:28h, 25 January
so fast !! now I know
ruheaPosted at 04:41h, 25 January
when i woke up this morning i get fascinated by the clouds and took some pictures of it. I know this phenomenon and is rarely occured. When my son noticed it he always keep on screaming “mom look what a beautiful clouds i wish i could touch them”. And my son keep on staring at them until it fades.????????????
AnonymousPosted at 05:05h, 25 January
Thanks for the info..informative..God bless.
FrozenJazPosted at 06:39h, 25 January
I guess almost all Northren part of Mindanao experienced and had witness that ripple clouds. My daughter noticed it and ask Mom why the clouds looks so pretty ,why it looks different and what do you call that form?
Mildredo DabalosPosted at 08:20h, 25 January
It’s like the Mardi Gras banners for Sr Sto Nino has reached the skies.The Holy Child wants to play too.
The scientific explanation is there for us to understand.
reignfire28Posted at 10:29h, 25 January
It was seen also here in Hong Kong this morning…
AnonymousPosted at 11:05h, 25 January
Also saw these clouds all the way here in Davao earlier today. Fascinating. Sad I didn’t get to take a pic. 🙁
John ColenePosted at 11:44h, 25 January
HAHA NATINGALA KO GANINA BUNTAG PAG MATA PAG TAN-AW SA LANGIT ABI KOG DAGAT 😀
KenPosted at 12:47h, 25 January
Ayha pako kabasa somewhere in an article na ayha pa gaka discover ang gravitational waves dayun diri nga article kay cause siya sa ripples. Wow! 😀
Viced Ede LiñanPosted at 22:43h, 25 January
If scientists were right about ripple clouds phenomenon, as observed to some areas in the Philippines yesterday, a very awesome nature’s scenery… Blue Skies with Ripple Clouds… but on the other hand, let’s prepare ourselves for a rainfall week-end…. as they say that ripple clouds are HINTING A CHANCE OF RAIN for the coming week-end….. I hope and pray not heavy rains……