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A Flash animation demonstrating how wind patterns lead to the formation of tornados. First, vertical wind shear leads to air spinning parallel to the ground. If an updraft then occurs, a thunderstorm forms and moves the spinning air into a vertical position, potentially creating a full-blown tornado.

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      visualization,NSDL,tornado,wind shear,Engineering,vortex,animation,formation,wind,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110312195317712T,cyclone,twister,Physics,Geoscience,cloud,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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      English

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