There are times when I wish I didn’t write science fiction. It makes this kind of thing far too ominous.
“The 'agitated wave' or 'undulatus asperatus' which looks like a rumpled blanket covering all or part of the sky. (Such as this photo above taken over Schiehallion, in Scotland by Ken Prior.) Cloud-spotters want to add it to the official list of cloud species. But it turns out its not at all easy to have a new variety of cloud officially recognized. So how come this type of cloud has only been spotted in the last few years? Is it a really new formation never seen before? Or did generations of meteorologists simply fail to notice it?”