This is not an H-bomb detonated over Phoenix

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by DaveC426913, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  3. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    So... a hydrobomb?
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I was sent a picture of that taken through an airplane window by a passenger - the sky around it was clear, more or less (the edges are cut off in that closer view).

    It reminded me of childhood on the prairie, watching individual thunderheads in the distance start to release rain and lightning.
     
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  7. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    Google images has lots of nice photos of these.

    Micro-bursts and macro-burst look like the same thing, distinguished only by diameter. Apparently they are associated with very strong down-drafts that can reach over 100 mph in the macrobursts and over 160 mph in the microbursts. The most visible ones might also contain very strong rain. They look to me to be similar to tornadoes, except without the rotation

    They can be associated with tornado-type damage on the ground. If one forms above an aircraft, it can force the plane into the ground and make it crash.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microburst
     
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