Nacreous Clouds Antarctica Forums › Forums › Antarctic Memories Message Board › Iceboard Archives › Science and Weather › Nacreous Clouds This topic is empty. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts August 3, 2006 at 12:28 pm #922 SciencetechKeymaster There’s been a lot of news recently about nacreous clouds, also called “mother-of-pearl” clouds for their pearlescent look. Another name for them is PSCs, for Polar Stratospheric Clouds. We’ve been seeing them at Palmer for the past month. They’re here almost every winter, but I don’t know that they’ve ever been seen this early (last year the first sighting was Sept 19th). A bigger version of the same image is here: http://iceboard.org/pictures/nacreous2.jpg August 5, 2006 at 6:36 am #8625 thepooles98Keymaster We’ve got them down here as well glenn Mike August 5, 2006 at 6:39 am #8626 thepooles98Keymaster We’ve got them down here as well glenn Mike August 11, 2006 at 8:03 am #8627 Sun DogMember Lots of news in the papers around the start of August. Yahoo News from the big wire services had the info wrong though. Newspapers up in the States converted the temperatures incorrectly on the radiosonde readings and also the temps needed for the clouds to form. Correct Info and story was originally from http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=23042 http://www.aad.gov.au Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) The forum ‘Science and Weather’ is closed to new topics and replies.