We made a cozy little playlist for you! Hoping you have a mug with something warm inside and a chance to look at some clouds this weekend.
It was news to us, but a few years ago, the World Meteorological Organization
identified new cloud types for the first time in 30 years. They updated the International Cloud Atlas
, a global reference for observing and identifying clouds.
“Asperitas was first identified with the help of citizen science, enabled by modern technology. When Cloud Appreciation Society members send us photographs of dramatic skies from around the world, it is possible to spot patterns. This is how the proposal for a new classification came about, and we are delighted the WMO has chosen to include it in their definitive reference work for cloud classification.” - Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society