Clouds Second||Abhishek Kumar

Clouds Second||Abhishek Kumar

Fig 1: GIF of 3 distinct types of clouds using a Retro–style color palette.

This (Fig 1) is a GIF of an image taken in Lakewood, CO. This image contains 3 distinctly identifiable cloud types, starting with Cirrocumulus clouds at the top with an estimated height of about 8000  – 9000 meters (refer Skew–T plot, and ceilometer data provided below) that also show a gravity wave pattern, Altostratus Lenticularis clouds in the center of the image (above building and below cirrus clouds) with an estimated height of about 5500 – 7000 m, and thin “Eyebrow” clouds at the bottom of the bottom-most lenticular cloud, to the left of the building (zoom in for visibility) that is formed due to a moist draft layer sandwiched between two dry air drafts. They are grey in the original and the zoomed-in cloud images provided below. The post-processing also brings out the definition in the clouds (edges).

Fig 2: Original image
Fig 3: Zoomed-in image of Eyebrow Clouds
Fig 4: Skew–T plot for Denver on the 10 of November, 2019 (Courtesy: University of Wyoming)
Fig 5: Ceilometer Data for 11/10/2019 (Courtesy Boulder Skywatch)
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  • Jared Moya
    Nov 18, 2019 12:39

    I love the retro look of the image – it is really cool

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  • Jonathan Cohen
    Nov 18, 2019 12:17

    Love the retro look, and the eyebrow clouds are super fascinating. How did you get it so clear just by zooming in?

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  • Robert Drevno
    Nov 18, 2019 12:15

    Absolutely incredible choice to make a gif with the over-layed colors. Different parts of the image pop with each color change.

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  • Kensue Kiatoukaysy
    Nov 18, 2019 12:14

    It reminds me of some sort of color explosion happening in a city

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  • Antonio Gueretta
    Nov 18, 2019 12:14

    I really like the change in color, it does give some different forms of definition to the clouds.

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  • Alejandra Abad
    Nov 18, 2019 12:14

    I really like the color changes!

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  • Nicholas Tyler Scott
    Nov 18, 2019 12:13

    The eyebrow clouds look really cool, it was a nice addition.

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  • Dawood Ahmad
    Nov 18, 2019 12:13

    I think the GIF idea is amazing. Well done!

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  • This photo is so cool I really like how you were able to make it into a GIF, it emphasizes different elements with each transition.

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  • Jennifer Kracha
    Nov 18, 2019 12:13

    It is interesting that you chose to make a gif that changes color! No one has done that yet, so it was cool to see!

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  • Sam Brown
    Nov 18, 2019 12:13

    I think the retro wave aspect is very interesting. Figure 3 is absolutely gorgeous.

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  • Austin Ramirez
    Nov 18, 2019 12:13

    The gif allows for different details of the cloud to be highlighted with the different colors that you used.

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  • Conan McHugh
    Nov 18, 2019 12:12

    I really like the texture of the zoomed in cloud. It looks very cool

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  • Shalil Jain
    Nov 18, 2019 12:12

    This picture reminds me of the clouds that form in ghostbusters

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