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Amateur cloud-spotters lobbied to add this beautiful new cloud to the International Cloud Atlas



Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the London-based president of the Cloud Appreciation Society, first saw the unusual cloud in 2006. A member of the amateur cloud-spotting group in Cedar Creeks, Iowa emailed a photo of an oddly wavy cloud, and asked how it would be classified.

“Here was this weird turbulent wave cloud,” Pretor-Pinney recalls. “It looked like you were beneath the surface of the sea on a really choppy, rough day when the sea surface is being churned about.”

Its shape was similar to what the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) would categorize as an undulatus formation, but was “more intense, more chaotic.” The WMO’s International Cloud Atlas, first published in 1896, didn’t include anything like it.

Every six months or so, a similar image would arrive, maybe from Scotland, or Australia. The president and others began to feel that a new label was needed to fit the unfamiliar cloud. In 2008, the amateur cloud-spotting group proposed the name asperitas, Latin for “roughness,” and submitted the idea to the WMO.

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https://qz.com/942065/the-beautiful-new-cloud-asperitas-has-been-officially-recognized-in-the-international-cloud-atlas/

Trump's associates and friends 'still go via his longtime Trump Tower secretary to contact him'

Donald Trump might live in the White House but his friends and associates appear to be getting in touch with him via his old Trump Tower secretary.

Rhona Graff, who joined the Trump Organisation in 1987, has reportedly been working as a middle man for people who want to get in contact with the president. Since his inauguration, these associates have been using Ms Graff to privately offer Mr Trump advice, make suggestions for staff picks and arrange times to meet the billionaire property magnate at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

According to seven Trump associates who spoke to Politico, Ms Graff continues to pass on messages from acquaintances and friends of the president. Many of these contacts have used her to get in touch with Mr Trump for years.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-friends-associates-rhona-graff-trump-tower-secretary-roger-stone-contact-him-a7652581.html

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