February 19, 2014

Incredible Volcano and Waterspout Hawaii

Volcano and Waterspout Hawaii
Volcano and Waterspouts by Bruce Omori

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano inspires the formation of a waterspout in this undated photo. Waterspouts can emerge the way traditional tornadoes do, but not always. Many are created when near-surface winds suddenly change direction under a cloud that is producing a growing updraft. Unlike a tornado, a waterspout vortex and funnel cloud are created from the ground, or water, up.

Volcano and Waterspout Hawaii
Volcano and Waterspout by Steve and Donna O’Meara    
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