Strange Tsunami Wave Clouds Over Birmingham, Alabama (Video)

Bizarre, Fun Pic, OMG, WTF — By Dave on 2011/12/22 8:25 PM
Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds Over Birmingham


These strange, tsunami wave shaped clouds were seen across the sky last Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. The unusual phenomenon is an example of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves, when a fast layer moves over a slower layer and drags the top along creating a curled shape.

Tsunami Wave Clouds Over Birmingham, Alabama


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