Caption: Timelapse footage of a cloud formed by wind over mountains, lit by the setting sun. As moist air passes over mountains it is forced upwards and moisture condenses into clouds. On the downslope the air sinks again, but the passage over the mountains sets up a standing wave in the air, and where the air rises again past its dew point, a stationary cloud forms at its peak. Filmed in the USA in winter.

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Keywords: altostratus, america, atmosphere, cap cloud on mountain, clouds, contrails, environment, hydraulic jump, late afternoon, meteorology, mountain banner, mountain clouds, orographic, red sky, standing wave, stratocumulus, sunset, timelapse, us, usa, weather, wind, winter

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Mountain clouds, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:14.24

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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Frame size: 1280x1080

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