Is This an Official New Cloud? Advocates of 'undulatus asperatus' sure hope so By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Sep 22, 2012 12:11 PM CDT 17 comments Comments Jane Wiggins took this photo in 2006 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It shows what may become a new cloud variety. (AP Photo/Jane Wiggins) (Newser) – Cloud gazers, make room for "undulatus asperatus." That translates into "agitated waves," and advocates are pushing for it to be formally recognized as a new cloud variety, reports USA Today. The movement has been gaining steam since a 2006 photo from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, went viral. But whether it joins the ranks of cumulus, stratus, and other well-known classifications is all up to the World Meteorological Organization. We'll hope that cloud watchers are the patient type, however, because the decision may be a "few years away," notes the newspaper.