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Tag(s) Cloud Formations

Mammatus (MAMMA)

Definition

Lobes or pouches of cloud which hang down from the base of a cloud. The name comes from the latin mamma which means breast.

Description

Mammatus clouds are normally associated with severe Cumulonimbus (Cb) clouds and are indicitive of Low Level Wind Shear.

Mammatus
Mammatus clouds photgraphed over Italy by Martino Invernici

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