Supercell thunderstorm

Supercell thunderstorm

E150/0086 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 96.2MB

Downloadable file size: 6.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Weird Cloud Atlas

Credit: JIM REED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Supercell thunderstorm. Bolt of cloud-to-ground lightning in a supercell thunderstorm. 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. Tornadoes may form in the mesocyclone, in which case the storm is classified as a tornadic supercell thunderstorm. The storms also produce torrential rain and hail. Photographed near Medicine Lodge, Kansas, USA.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: american, bolt, climate, cloud, cloud-to-ground, cloudy, discharging, downdraft, evening, extreme, field, kansas, lightning, medicine lodge, mesocyclone, meteorological, meteorology, north america, rotating, severe storm, storm, stormy, strike, striking, sunset, supercell thunderstorm, united states, updraft, us, usa, weather

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.