Space Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa

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Cumulonimbus Cloud Over Africa


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High above the African continent, tall, dense cumulonimbus clouds, meaning 'column rain' in Latin, are the result of atmospheric instability. The clouds can form alone, in clusters, or along a cold front in a squall line. The high energy of these storms is associated with heavy precipitation, lightning, high wind speeds and tornadoes. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
 
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