Asperatus Clouds Swirling Over New Zealand

Published July 20, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

Source: NASA

Loosely translating as “roughened or agitated waves”, while the Undulatus asperatus clouds above appear somewhat menacing, storms seldom follow their dissipation. Not much is known about these clouds, as they’ve just begun to be studied in 2006.

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