GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 79, PP. 479-493, 1993
Aerial survey and photography of tornado and microburst damage
The tornado as defined in the Glossary of Meteorology [Huschke, 1959] is “a violent rotating column of air, pendant from a cumulonimbus cloud, and nearly always observable as a funnel
cloud or tuba.” In reality, however, no funnel cloud can be confirmed in blinding rain or during a dark night. Furthermore,
a well-defined funnel on the ground does not always leave behind a continuous damage swath produced by a single vortex traveling
on the ground.
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