Mammatus turbulence under a cumulonimbus cloud

Mammatus turbulence under a cumulonimbus cloud

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Caption: Mammatus cloud formation. Hanging protruberances known as "mamma" seen under a thick and heavy cumulonimbus thundercloud. These pouch formations undergo rapid swirling movements and indicate extreme turbulence and convection within the storm cloud.

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Keywords: climate, cloud, cloud types, clouds, cumulonimbus cloud, mammatus, mammatus cloud, meteorology, type, weather

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