Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Atmospheric thermocline

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Atmospheric thermocline[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Jul 2012 at 20:57:35 (UTC)

Original – Edit 1 - An atmospheric thermocline, known as an inversion, within the planetary boundary layer, on the South Side of Chicago that extends from the Hyde Park community area to over the Regents Park twin towers and out over Lake Michigan
This seems to be among the better atmospheric phenomenon images on WP
Articles in which this image appears
Planetary boundary layer
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Sciences/Others (guessing)
TonyTheTiger, edited by Raeky
  • Support as nominator --TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:57, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Two concerns: First, the image has not been in any article for seven days (indeed, it was only taken 3 days ago). Second, it doesn't represent any of the things it is purported to represent: This is an image of a shelf cloud, which is more closely related to vertical velocities than temperature gradients, and certainly does not represent an inversion. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 02:08, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
    • I was told by my friend. Hey come take a picture of this thermocline. Neither of us is a meteorologist. I just assumed I was taking a picture of a thermocline. It seems I am working in your area of expertise. Could this image find a home with encyclopedic value at Vertical draft? P.S. I'd love to see you do something for WP:FOUR.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:28, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
      • P.S. would you describe my image as a weak formation of a shelf cloud?--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 05:52, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
        • I'd just say it's a plain old shelf cloud; some are more spectacular in appearance than others, but none are really more "strong" or "weak" than the other. The updrafts and downdrafts involved can certainly be strong or weak, but this would not necessarily be apparent from the appearance. The image could be useful at vertical draft; the shelf cloud itself is a manifestation of the storm inflow (updraft), with the outflow (downdraft) area to the left in the precipitation. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 04:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
          • PS I have removed the image from the first two articles, as it clearly was not representative of the subjects of those articles. For planetary boundary layer it's a bit fuzzy, as the "boundary layer" sort of loses meaning around storm-scale phenomena such as thunderstorms. I'd say find a new destination for the image (perhaps Inflow (meteorology) to replace the existing thunderstorm image), I just didn't want to remove it from all pages to leave this nomination in limbo. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 04:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

More details on the history of this image are available at Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Atmospheric thermocline.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:57, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 18:20, 12 July 2012 (UTC)