Vapour spout

Vapour spout

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Caption: Vapour spout. This type of weak localized vortex may occur over water near a lava flow that has reached the coast. Lava pouring into the sea boils the water, causing local cloud formation (top left), and raises the temperature of the surrounding water. If wind blowing around the area creates a rotating air mass, this rotation in combination with strong updrafts from the heated sea surface and the saturated atmosphere from the clouds can create a funnel of air. The reduced pressure within the funnel may draw in some of the water vapour from the nearby clouds, to form a vapour spout.

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