Altocumulus Lenticularis

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Altocumulus Lenticularis

Otura, Granada.
Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Due to their shape, they are often mistaken for Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
{Wikipedia, picture of nchazarra}
related mobileGRIB variables: Total Cloud Cover

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