Tornadic supercell thunderstorm, USA

Tornadic supercell thunderstorm, USA

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Credit: ROGER HILL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tornadic supercell thunderstorm over fields. A supercell thunderstorm is a severe long-lived storm within which the wind speed and direction changes with height. This produces a strong rotating updraft of warm air, known as a mesocyclone, and a separate downdraft of cold air. Photographed near Limon, Colorado, USA, on 2nd June 2008.

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