Asperitas cloud and World Meteorological Day

Today on World Meteorological Day (23 March) a new International Cloud Atlas, which describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena has been launched. It is the first update for decades and for the first time the ICA has been configured as a website for electronic access. Open access to the skies for everyone!

The rare Asperitas cloud is a new classification of cloud, with a chaotic, turbulent appearance, that was proposed by the Cloud Appreciation Society back in 2008, based on photographs sent to CAS from members all around the world.

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The newly classified Asperitas cloud spotted over Burnie, Tasmania, Australia by Gary McArthur (Cloud Appreciation Society member 5353)

Asperitas becomes the first addition of a new recognisable term since 1953. In addition several other supplementary features of clouds have also been added including cavum, cauda (known as a tail cloud), fluctus and murus (known as a wall cloud).

Find out more at the Cloud Appreciation Society and International Cloud Atlas

Cloud poem competition

The Poetry Library and Cloud Appreciation Society

Deadline for contributions – Friday 17 March 2017

Details:
The sky is low, the clouds are mean. So said Emily Dickinson. Of course, it’s not necessarily the case. Clouds can be whatever we want them to be, which is why The Poetry Library has teamed up with the Cloud Appreciation Society  (CAS) to find the very best new poems about clouds for a new Candlestick Press pamphlet due out this summer.

Poems should be in English and no longer than 40 lines. You may enter as many times as you wish, although no entrant will receive more than one prize. Attach your poem(s) in a Word document, using font Times New Roman, point size 12, single spaced.

The winning poem will feature in Candlestick’s forthcoming pamphlet Ten Poems about Clouds which is due for publication in July 2017. It will also be posted on the CAS and Candlestick Press websites. The winner will receive 30 copies of the pamphlet, in addition to a Cloud Appreciation Society membership (or a top-up subscription if already a member).

Entry is free

Send contributions to clouds@candlestickpress.co.uk
as an attachment

Tottenham Clouds – join us on Sunday 19 March

Join us for our next bimonthly meeting on Sunday 19 March at the
earlier time of 9.30am @ the Eco-Hub, Lordship Rec, followed at 10.45am by cloud spotting.

Find out more about The Tottenham Weather Report, an exciting
afternoon of discovery in Lordship Rec last November which featured talks and an introduction to the  ingenious and innovative kinetic weather devices created by Oxford Brookes architecture students for the Change Project which is taking place in the Rec and on Broadwater Farm this year.

See more photographs of the day here:
Weather Report gallery

Lordship Rec now has cards with photographs of clouds taken
over the Rec on sale at the Eco-Hub for £1.50 each.

To receive the Tottenham Clouds update
email: tottenhamclouds@yahoo.co.uk

Tottenham Clouds – do join us

Tottenham Clouds – looking at the creation of an Official Cloud Appreciation Society Cloud Appreciation Site at Lordship Rec; a Weather Station for the Eco-Hub and the restoration of 7 Bruce Grove, the home of Luke Howard, the Namer of Clouds.

Join us for our next regular meeting Sun 25 September 11.30am @ the Eco-Hub, Lordship Rec.

CAS-Cloud-a-Day-300x297In the meantime enjoy watching the sky and perhaps think about having a Cloud-a-Day delivered to your inbox from the
Cloud Appreciation Society


Luke Howard: family, friends and neighbours

Saturday 1 October   11am – 1pm
A tour of the places associated with Luke Howard, “the Namer of Clouds”, who is commemorated with the only English Heritage Blue Plaque in Tottenham. The walk will focus on how Tottenham, then a rural village, would have looked to Luke Howard and his contemporaries.

The walk will take an hour and a half to two hours (depending on walking pace) and will finish at Tottenham Green.

Tottenham Clouds – do join us

Tottenham Clouds – looking at the creation of an Official Cloud Appreciation Society Cloud Appreciation Site at Lordship Rec; a Weather Station for the Eco-Hub and the restoration of 7 Bruce Grove, the home of Luke Howard, the Namer of Clouds.

Join us for our next regular meeting on Saturday 8 May at 11.30am @ the Eco-Hub, Lordship Rec

And at our monthly social which will be on Wednesday 4 May at 8.00pm in the Smooth Jazz Lounge at the Bernie Grant Centre.

Tottenham Clouds – do join us

Tottenham Clouds – looking at the creation of an Official Cloud Appreciation Society Cloud Appreciation Site at Lordship Rec; a Weather Station for the Eco-Hub and the restoration of 7 Bruce Grove, the home of Luke Howard, the Namer of Clouds.

Saturday 12th March 11am-1pm there is a visit to Brook Street Chapel
where Luke Howard and his sons were members of the congregation. John Frost, Elder and Trustee of Brook Street Chapel, will talk about the Chapel’s history and present activities.  Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and a light lunch after the visit.
Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street, High Road, N17 9JG
(off High Road opp Bruce Grove station).
NOTE: enter by the side entrance to the Chapel.
Organised by Tottenham Clouds and Tottenham Civic Society
www.tottenhamcivicsociety.org.uk

Join us for our next regular meeting on Saturday 26 March 12 – 1pm @ the Eco-Hub, Lordship Rec

And at our monthly social which will be on Wednesday 6 April at 8.00pm in the Smooth Jazz Lounge at the Bernie Grant Centre.

We have a ‘cloud’ notice for the table so don’t worry if you don’t know anyone – you’ll be able to find us!

The conference celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the Cloud Appreciation Society held in September at the Royal Geographical Society, London was a truly amazing event. Members travelled to London from the US, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and right across the UK.

The winner of the newly classified asperitas cloud competition was announced at the conference.  Gary’s photo will now appear in the next edition of the International Cloud Atlas due to be published in 2017.

Asperitas is the first new cloud type identified since 1951.

For more information go to  Cloud Appreciation Society