Caption: Timelapse footage of shards of altocumulus clouds riding the crests of complex mountain waves. Mountain waves are atmospheric waves set up when air is forced to rise over mountains. If the crests of the downwind waves are above the dew point of the atmosphere, clouds will form. Filmed in the USA in the afternoon in winter.

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Keywords: afternoon, altocumulus, america, atmosphere, chaotic, clouds, education, educational, environment, lenticularis, meteorology, mountain clouds, mountain waves, orographic, standing, timelapse, turbulence, turbulent, us, usa, variably cloudy, wave, weather, wind shear, winter

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Mountain wave clouds, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:20.12

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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