22 February 2009

society schmociety

may ganito pala. achieve!

On a cloudy day she saw beauty forever
By Ester Dipasupil
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:20:00 02/22/2009

That serendipitous day in 2007, when Giselle stumbled across a stunning display of nature’s wonders as she and her friend were sunning themselves on a New South Wales beach, brought her in contact with the Cloud Appreciation Society.

English author and cloud advocate Gavin Pretor-Pinney founded the London-based organization in 2004, feeling that clouds had been “unjustly maligned.”

Giselle had e-mailed the Jervis Bay photograph to her mom, who showed the shot to a friend, Dr. Laura T. David, an oceanographer.

David promptly identified the mass as a Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Cloud (named after two scientists who did a study on turbulence in the 19th century), and said this type of cloud did not make itself visible in the Philippines because of our climate.

Wondering what cloud could be amazingly patterned like breaking sea waves, as if sketched or photo-shopped by a graphic artist, and now equipped with a name to identify it, Giselle excitedly looked up references on the Internet and ended up with a website address of the Cloud Appreciation Society (http://cloudappreciationsociety.org).

read the whole article here. haba e.

sige lang. nakakatuwa ang mga naiisip ng human race, aney?

pero bet ko sha ha. aside from astronomy, likes ko magtanaw-tanaw ng clouds sa skies. at mag-picture-picture paminsan-minsan.

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