The Book of Clouds
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - 205 pages
See the sky as you never have before. Using a series of his awe-inspiring images, photographer and scientist John Day--who has a Ph.D. in cloud physics and is known round the world as "The Cloudman"--introduces us to earth's great skyscape. His spectacular portfolio of pictures captures a variety of cloud forms and shapes, ranging from cottony-soft cumulus clouds to frightening, whirling funnels, as well as a number of optical effects seen in the heavens above. Rainbows, halos, coronas, flashes: all these and more elements in nature's magic show appear on the page, including the incredible "Parhelia" or sun pillar, shafts of bright light that stretch from the ground right up into the sky. A magnificent cloud chart an explanation of how clouds form hints on forecasting, observing, and photographing clouds and his "Ten Reasons to Look Up" show us how to use our "inner eye" to really see the familiar fleeting forms that seem to float effortlessly above.
AIR MASS STABILITY altocumulus altostratus Anticrepuscular rays atmosphere base Billow BOOK OF CLOUDS cap cloud Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus cirrostratus clouds cirrus cloud elements cloud forms cold air cold front colors condensation CONTENT Low TEMPERATURE Contrails convective cells cools Crepuscular rays cumulonimbus cloud CUMULUS AND STRATUS cumulus clouds cumulus congestus cumulus congestus clouds CUMULUS FAMILY earth Fair-weather Cumulus feet Forecast freezing FRONTAL LIFT funnel cloud ground fog GROUP Heaps halo heat humidity hurricane ice crystals Latin layered cloud lenticular cloud LIFT None PRECIPITATION light liquid Luke Howard meteorology MIXTURE OF CUMULUS MOISTURE CONTENT Low Nimbostratus occurs oceans OPTICAL EFFECTS Parhelia particles positive MOISTURE CONTENT PRECIPITATING CLOUDS PRECIPITATION TYPE pressure produce rain rainbow Sea Smoke storm Stratocumulus STRATUS FAMILY sun dog sun pillars sunlight sunset surface Swelling Cumulus tornado towers tropical unstable BUOYANCY UNUSUAL CLOUDS updraft upward warm air warm front water droplets water vapor wave cyclone weather wind