Altocumulus and Altostratus
Both altocumulus and altostratus clouds occur higher up in the atmosphere than their basic formation, but still retain some of the original characteristics. They are based above Marys Peak, so they do not tend to interact with it. For more information on general altostratus clouds, click here and for general altocumulus clouds, click here.
Our MissionThis webcam was funded by the National Science Foundation, with the original camera being installed by the Ocean Mixing Group on the roof of Burt Hall at Oregon State University on April 28th, 2010. The webcam is a part of experimental investigations into the physics of form drag in geophysical flows. The Biomicrometrology Group maintains the site as part of ongoing studies to understand and quantify interactions between the air, vegetation, and the land surface. The images obtained here are intended to complement studies of controlled flows over topographic obstacles in ocean and atmosphere. On August 4th, 2014, the Biomicrometeorology group at Oregon State University installed a new camera with near-infrared sensitivity to increase the window of viewability.
A collaborative, NSF-funded project by
C. Thomas, S. deSzoeke, L. Mahrt & E. Skyllingstad / OSU Atmospheric Sciences
J. Moum & J. Nash / OSU Ocean Mixing Group
Cloud Atlas compiled by REU student M. Spagnolo