Welcome to the cloud sonification lab. After many years of research, many scientists now favour a sonic represantation of their visual data.
Our laboratory is based
on a program called javoice by
Peter B.L. Meijer
The vertical axis represents frequency proportional to altitude and the horizontal axis is time.
Please wait until the applet is running, then choose your cloud. You can also draw on the pictures - if you prefer other parameter settings such as a different grain or sound conversion time, please use the reset button. You can also browse on while the applet is starting: IfT
its is also possible to sonify a changing cloud or a variation of the same. More animations will soon be visible.
the following examples origin is by B.Mühr. With his support we have the correct classification as well as high quality images. You can find a link to the source near each image. The special use of the photographs requires the square format, so sometimes details are used and there is a certain distortion at times; those have no significance to the resulting sound. Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung Karlsruhe
some examples of Kelvin-Helmholtz-Clouds:
High Clouds, mostly consisting of ice crystals
Clouds of medium altitude follow...
(c) Julian Rohrhuber, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg email firstname.lastname@example.org