Thunder clouds

Thunder clouds

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Caption: Thunder cloud showing anvil formation. Thunder clouds are large and turbulent clouds carrying rain or hail. As the cloud grows it forms rising spikes that create a flattened anvil-shaped top (as shown here) as they hit a layer in the atmosphere called the tropopause. The resulting structure is known as a hammerhead or thunderhead and is a clear sign of an impending thunderstorm.

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Keywords: anvil formation, atmosphere, climate, cloud, clouds, cumulonimbus, formation, forming, gathering, hammerhead, incus, meteorological, meteorology, rain clouds, sky, thunder, thunder cloud, thunder clouds, thunderhead, thunderstorm, tropopause, weather

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