Caption: Timelapse footage of a mountain wave cloud, with updrafts marked by a sharp cloud boundary. Mountain wave clouds are formed when air is lifted as it passes over mountains, then sinks on the lee side, setting up a long wave. Where the peaks of the wave are above the level of the dew point in the atmosphere, water condenses into clouds at a fixed location. Filmed in the USA in late afternoon in the autumn.

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Keywords: altostratus, america, atmosphere, autumn, autumnal, banner, cirrus, clouds, downslope winds, environment, fall, hydraulic jump, late afternoon, lenticularis, meteorology, mostly cloudy, mountain, mountain waves, orographic, threatening, timelapse, updrafts, us, usa, virga, weather

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Mountain wave clouds, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:21.25

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

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