Caption: Timelapse footage of developing thunderclouds, topped with smooth pileus clouds. The pileus are the wispy horizontal clouds on top of the rapidly-developing towers of cumulus cloud. Pileus form when intense updrafts push nearly saturated air layers upwards, causing them to condense. They are indicative of strong convection, and hence a powerful storm. Filmed in Colorado, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: afternoon, america, anvil, atmosphere, atmospheric, calvus, cirrus, clouds, cumulonimbus, distant storms, environment, falling, hail failing, meteorological, meteorology, north america, partly sunny, pileus, precipitation, rain, rainbow, sky, summer, timelapse, turbulent, united states, updrafts, us, usa, weather

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Developing thunderstorm, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:32.11

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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File size: 908.6M


Capture format: DVCPRO HD

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

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