Thursday, July 29, 2021

Escalator to Heaven

A distant cloud looking like it might form into a Cumulonimbus, or "thunderhead". Often in Summer these clouds form from water vapor carried upwards by powerful convection currents. In the days when I used to go Paragliding these were weather features to be avoided! They are escalators to heaven quite literally, in that the air is rising so fast that once trapped in one you are elevated rapidly to many thousands of meters and subsequently run out of Oxygen and/or freeze to death (that's if the lightening and hail doesn't get you first).


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