DISCUSSION: Within the last 24 hours, many people aboard a commercial aircraft traveling in the vicinity of Mount Fuji (located in central Japan) were treated to quite an incredible sight during part of their particular flight. As seen in the footage above, this neat sight was characterized by what is best described as laminar flow around the periphery of Mount Fuji. As you can see in the aircraft-based footage above, this laminar flow was identified by the regional cloud cover rushing around and remaining clear of the entire extent of Mount Fiji. Another reason for why laminar flow unfolds around mountains such Mount Fuji in other situations is due to the fact that there is often sinking air in the vicinity of such mountains which naturally forces a diversion of regional air flow around such topographic features. Thus, the area right around the immediate base of Mount Fuji remained to be virtually perfectly clear of all cloudiness. Thus, it is always neat to atmospheric dynamics at play in real-life all over the world.
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