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A Waterspout off the Florida Keys

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zorg.ch
#64921 by @ 21.01.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
A Waterspout off the Florida Keys


Explanation:
What's happening over the water?

Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a
waterspout,
a type of tornado that occurs over water.

Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that
typically form over warm water.

Waterspouts can be as dangerous as
tornadoes
and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour.

Many waterspouts form away from
thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather.

Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially
visible only by the unusual pattern they create on the water.

The above image was taken in 1969 from an aircraft off the
Florida Keys, a location arguably the hottest spot for
waterspouts
in the world with hundreds forming each year.

Some people
speculate that these waterspouts are responsible for many of the losses recorded in the
Bermuda Triangle
region of the
Atlantic Ocean.




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zorg.ch
#65007 by @ 21.01.2005 19:50 - nach oben -
andersch astronomisch diä war
zorg.ch
#65014 by @ 21.01.2005 20:05 - nach oben -
het jo au en ifluss.
zorg.ch
#65033 by @ 22.01.2005 01:33 - nach oben -
Sieht zwar eher aus wie ein Abfluss.
zorg.ch
#65089 by @ 23.01.2005 17:09 - nach oben -
wobei, er verursacht sicherlich auch viel verdruss.
zorg.ch
#65096 by @ 23.01.2005 18:56 - nach oben -
aber grafisch äs meisterwerk ^^