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Published on Aug 8, 2010
Most anyone who has taken off or landed at LAX on an overcast day has probably experienced a scene like this: a sea of clouds covering what was once solid earth! This show features time lapse footage shot from the top of a local Santa Clarita mountain, overlooking both the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, from about 4020 feet above sea level. On days after the Pacific Ocean "Marine Layer" moves inland overnight, the morning sky can look gray and overcast when seen from the valley floor, and it's not apparent how high or thick the clouds are. When seen from above, from an aircraft or mountaintop, the clouds look like a thick, solid fog and appear to go all the way to the ground.
In reality, the cloud layer can vary greatly, in this case being only about 250 feet thick, hovering above the ground between about 3000 and 3250 foot elevations. If one can get above the cloud layer, the sky is bright and sunny! As the air heats up after sunrise, this cloud layer "burns-off" (evaporates) back into water vapor, leaving a hazy sunshine for the rest of the day.
The time lapse photography shows the interesting way in which the air moves - looking much like turbulent water, flowing around and sometimes over terrestrial object, like mountains and buildings.
The music is "Oberion Extension" from the "Silicon Landscape" CD by Technician (yours truly). Full artist discography, MP3 downloads and CDs are available at the Technician website: HTTP://technician.jcmdi.com
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