February 27, 2013

Supercell

Supercell

A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to as rotating thunderstorms. Of the four classifications of thunderstorms (supercell, squall line, multi-cell, and single-cell), supercells are the overall least common and have the potential to be the most severe. Supercells are often isolated from other thunderstorms, and can dominate the local climate up to 32 kilometres (20 mi) away.

21 comments:

  1. Thats awesome but scarey as well. Just think of the damage that storm can do! WOW!

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  2. Pode ser perigoso!!!
    mais é lindo...

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  3. Frightening to e perience this. We had one in Newcastle Upon Tyne sometime last year. It seemed like doomsday. Streets flooded within a couple of minutes. Constant lightening strikes and ear shattering thunder claps too.

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  4. These storms today are so different from the past!

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  6. Didn't know about the classifications of thunder storms. It's an amazing sight.

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  7. A PESAR DE LO ATERRADOR QUE SE VE Y SIENTE ...ES HERMOSO.

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  8. We can now see what shape and body the wind looks like churning the air & clouds around in a Super sell - amazingly revealing....

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  9. Cyclone One kind of power of Nature.No manpower stop it or control.Just believe Nature is Nature.

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