The NOAANational Geographic Society Waterspout Expedition (1993)

The NOAANational Geographic Society Waterspout Expedition (1993) This paper describes a field program conducted by NOAA and the National Geographic Society in late August 1993 near Key West, Florida. The mission of the expedition was to obtain close-up photographic documentation of waterspouts. Using a NOAA helicopter as an observing platform, the participants dropped flares onto the sea surface to visualize the airflow and filmed waterspouts using a state-of-the art motion picture camera and still cameras. Over a dozen waterspouts/funnel clouds were observed, and the most detailed movies of spray vortices ever taken were obtained. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

The NOAANational Geographic Society Waterspout Expedition (1993)

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477(1994)075<2281:TNNGSW>2.0.CO;2
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Abstract

This paper describes a field program conducted by NOAA and the National Geographic Society in late August 1993 near Key West, Florida. The mission of the expedition was to obtain close-up photographic documentation of waterspouts. Using a NOAA helicopter as an observing platform, the participants dropped flares onto the sea surface to visualize the airflow and filmed waterspouts using a state-of-the art motion picture camera and still cameras. Over a dozen waterspouts/funnel clouds were observed, and the most detailed movies of spray vortices ever taken were obtained.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Dec 24, 1994

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