Pictures of tornados, twisters, cyclones using digitally
It’s not easy to get a great photo of a tornado. Tornado
pictures are very difficult and dangerous to obtain. Pictures of tornados and
storms are prohibitively expensive to shoot as well. Especially those huge
category 5 storms and tornados.
A tornado is also sometimes referred to as a twister, or by
the old-fashioned term cyclone. The term "cyclone" is used as a synonym for
"tornado" in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
Building photos of tornados with PhotoShop
This image of a tornado was created in PhotoShop, making it much easier to
obtain than trying to chase one of these monster storms down and getting a photo
of a twister.
This particular image is of a tornado coming down from a dark and
stormy sky with a barbed wire fence in the foreground and some huge oak trees. This photo can be licensed for stock use through Getty Images. This
photograph can be use for ideas such as danger, weather and natural disasters.
A tornado is characterized by a violent, rotating column of
air in with the bottom of the column in contact with the surface of the earth
and the top of the column of air in contact with cumulonimbus clouds. Tornadoes
come in a variety of sizes and they typically take the form of a funnel, whose
bottom end is often encircled by a cloud of dirt and debris.
Tornadoes typically have wind speeds from 40 mph (64 km/h)
to 110 mph (177 km/h), are approximately 250 feet (75 m) across, and travel a
few miles (several kilometers) before dissipating. Some tornados have wind
speeds of more than 300 mph (480 km/h), can stretch for more than a mile (1.6
km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).
Tornados occur all over the world
Tornadoes have been observed on every continent except
Antarctica, and most occur in the United States. Tornados also occur in Canada,
south-central and eastern Asia, l South America, Southern Africa, and southeast
Europe, western and southeastern Australia, and New Zealand.
A tornado is not necessarily visible; however, the intense
low pressure caused by the high wind speeds and rapid rotation usually causes
water vapor in the air to become visible as a condensation funnel. The tornado
is the vortex of wind, not the condensation cloud.
Sometimes a storm will produce several tornados, either
simultaneously or in one-after-the-other. Multiple tornadoes produced by the
same storm are referred to as a tornado family.
The word "tornado" is a form of the Spanish word tronada,
which means "thunderstorm". It probably reached its present form through a
mixing of the Spanish tronada and tornar ("to turn"); however, this may be a