June 30, 2022
Lenticular clouds appear in Antarctica.  Understand who they are and in what situations they are |  environment

Lenticular clouds appear in Antarctica. Understand who they are and in what situations they are | environment

The funnel-like clouds have caught the eye of Argentina’s Arctic base of Esperanza in Antarctica. The images were published on Tuesday (29) by the country’s National Meteorological System. This phenomenon occurs at an altitude of 6-12 thousand meters in the presence of strong winds and development.

Clouds generally consist of water droplets in their liquid state and ice suspended in the atmosphere after condensing.

In the case of clouds recorded in the image, they are called lenticular and do not move, that is, they form and shift from the same point of origin – which is responsible for the funnel-like appearance.

Common in areas of mountain ranges or mountain ranges, lenticular clouds are associated with encountering strong winds at high altitudes. Thus, when the air encounters an obstacle, in this case a mountain range or mountain range, it ascends this geological formation and condenses – giving rise to clouds.

See below for more images of lenticular clouds observed in Argentina. The phenomenon was recorded on Monday (27), but was only released on Wednesday (29).

Lenticular clouds seen in Argentina – Photo: Argentina’s National Meteorological System

Lenticular clouds seen in Argentina – Photo: Argentina’s National Meteorological System