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Image Caption: Cloud wake

The lines of cumulus clouds seen in this nearvertical view of the Cape Verde Islands are one type of cloud wake (cloud wake seen at the top of the picture is formed behind an island just off the top of the photograph).

GEOGRAPHY/CARTOGRAPHY: UNITED STATES, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, WHITE SANDS, RIO GRANDE, ELEPHANT BUTTE RESERVOIR, SAN ADRES AND SACREMENTO MOUNTAINS, TULAROSA VALLEY, TOWN OF ALAMOGORDO.
GEOLOGY/HYDROLOGY: BASIN AND RANGE PROVINCE OF SEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS AND ALLUVIUM DEPOSITS.
AGRICULTURE: CULTIVATION PATTERNS ALONG RIO GRANDE RIVER.
FORESTRY: CONIFERS IN SACREMENTO MOUNTAINS,, SCATTERED DESERT SHRUBFORM AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.
METEOROLOGY: CUMULUS HUMILIS, CUMULUS CONGESTUS.