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Cumulus Flammagenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cumulus Flammagenitus The International Cloud Atlas fifth edition, published in 2017, has included cloud types that were not recognized before, including types that are caused by humans and other unexpected sources. I’ve already posted on … Continue reading

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Cavum

Cloud of the Day – Cavum Cavum is one of the new clouds that show up in the latest edition of the World Meteorological Organization’s International Cloud Atlas. I reported on the release of the new edition in this post. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2018

Here is the list of the ten posts on Green Comet that got the most visits in 2018. 1. Spanking for Love Once again Green Comet seems to be a gateway for people who want to learn about spanking their … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts of 2017

Here are the ten most viewed posts of 2017, not including permanent site components such as the home page, Downloads, Welcome, etc. Once again it seems I’ve become the Internet gateway for people wondering about spanking their wives. 1. Spanking … Continue reading

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Cirrus Homogenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cirrus Homogenitus In the past, meteorologists refused to include human-made phenomena in their classifications of cloud types. Yes, they said, the steam and smoke coming out of our smokestacks can appear like clouds or fog, … Continue reading

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NASA Video – 2017 Hurricanes

NASA has compiled a two minute video showing the interactions between the major hurricanes of 2017 with the aerosols dust, smoke and sea salt. The dust (brown) can be seen coming from the Sahara and heading out over the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Flumen

Cloud of the Day – Flumen Flumen, from the Latin flumen, a noun meaning river, is another of the new cloud types included in the World Meteorological Organization’s fifth edition of their venerable Cloud Atlas, published in 2017. It’s the … Continue reading

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Volutus

Cloud of the Day – Volutus Volutus, from the Latin volutus, which means rolled, is a species of cloud (yes, they actually come in species, and genera too) that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently added to the latest edition … Continue reading

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Edvard Munch and Nacreous Clouds

Did Edvard Munch paint nacreous clouds? The hypothesis was put forward by Norwegian scientists at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna this spring (2017.) The long-held assumption is that the vividly colored sky in The Scream (1893) is … Continue reading

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International Cloud Atlas

Cloud of the Day – International Cloud Atlas The International Cloud Atlas has recently published a new edition, the first in thirty years. The 2017 edition is only the fifth one, with the first coming out in 1939, so it’s … Continue reading

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