A tornado is essentially a violently rotating column of air moving at speeds up to 300 miles per hour. It is also likely to contain objects it has come in contact with on the groun...
Clouds form when water vapor condenses in the air. This releases heat, which increases the updraft temperature and the kinetic energy of air movement. In supercell thunderstorms, updrafts are strong and may create a vortex of air that may form a tornado.
Most scientists consider this to be a simplified and incomplete explanation. The finer details of tornado formation and dissipation are still unknown.
A tornado near Anadarko, Oklahoma. The funnel is the thin tube reaching from
the cloud to the ground. The lower part of this tornado is surrounded by a ...
Tornadoes are associated with large (supercell) thunderstorms that often grow to
over 40,000 feet. A column of warm humid air will begin to rise very quickly. 1.
Tornadoes What is a tornado? A tornado is a violent rotating column of air
extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are
May 12, 2014 ... With wind speeds of more than 300 mph (483 km/h), tornadoes are one of the
most destructive natural forces on Earth. Though scientists don't ...
Here is simple step by step description of how a tornado develops.
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Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind ...
Because wind is invisible, it is hard to see a tornado unless it forms a
condensation funnel made up of water droplets, dust and debris. Tornadoes are
the most ...
Aug 24, 2010 ... Tornadoes are usually the extreme result of a very large thunderstorm called a
supercell. During the storm cold air and warm air combine.