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Smoke and steam rise from chimneys on a metal roof, drifting across a bright blue sky streaked with clouds.

Glenn Adams

Sawmill at Upper Sackville, 1960
acrylic on Masonite
39.4 x 29.2 cm
Collection of the Owens Art Gallery
Gift of the Artist

© Glenn Adams, Copyright Visual Arts-CARCC, 2021

PYROCUMULUS clouds are formed when water condenses on particles of smoke from forest fires or factory chimneys. These clouds are also sometimes called FUMULUS; they are among the only human-made clouds, along with the CONTRAILS produced by aircraft. You can also make a cloud with your breath.

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