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Jet Stream

Cloud of the Day – Jet Stream The jet stream was discovered by Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi when making over 1200 balloon observations of high altitude winds between 1923 and 1925. This information was later used when the Japanese launched … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

Wilson Bentley is widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent pioneer in snowflake photography. Snowflakes are formed by the aggregation of ice crystals in the atmosphere. If the ice crystals form independently and don’t join to form snowflakes, they can appear as … Continue reading

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