Clouds and Winds at Different Elevations during Summer

Winds at approximately 40000 feet
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Winds at sealevel
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Visible Satellite Image Showing Marine Layer
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Visible Satellite Image Showing Marine Layer
and Higher Clouds
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Questions To Consider

 

  1. Which of the two maps of wind vectors (above left ) should be used to infer motion of the clouds shown in the image at upper right?
  2. Which of the two satellite images shows some clouds whose motion might be understood using the winds at 40000 feet?
  3. On which of the two satellite images does the marine layer appear deeper? And how did you deduce that?

Cross-Section Through California

Now, Lets Look At Clouds In Motion