These clouds look like breaking waves in the ocean


#1

From NWS AWC

Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities


#2

Looks more like an olde Japanese woodcut of waves on the ocean, actually… :slight_smile:


#3


#4

Hokusai. 1760 to 1849.


#5

That’s the one!


#6

I’ve seen clouds like that once in my life. By the time I got my camera out they were gone.


#7

Side note: All forty six of Hokusai’s Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji including The Great Wave are available as large images made from modern facsimile prints at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-six_Views_of_Mount_Fuji.

They look spectacular printed on matte photo paper.