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Waterspout off Key West filmed during a National Geographic Television Special
Florida Keys, Florida 1993 August
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Mature stage of waterspout with contracting spiral pattern
Florida Keys, Florida 1969 September 10
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Mature stage of waterspout with contracting spiral pattern
Florida Keys, Florida 1969 September 10
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A large tornadic waterspout
Florida, Dinner Key, Miami area
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Spiral-pattern stage of small waterspout
Florida Keys, Florida 1969 June 30
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Dark spot on water surface indicates end-point of invisible funnel emanating from short protrusion on right-center of cloud base.
Florida Keys, Florida 1969 September 10
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Waterspout seen from an aircraft in the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Waterspout seen from an aircraft in the Florida Keys. Note relatively straight path.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Waterspout seen from an aircraft in the Florida Keys. Note relatively straight path.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Enlarged frame from 16-mm time-lapse sequence of giant waterspout off Key West. A full discussion of this waterspout is in "Life Cycle of Florida Keys' Waterspouts" by Joseph H. Golden, NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL NSSL-70, 1974. Library Call Number QC807.5.U6 N7 no.70.
Florida, Key West 1969 August 12
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Waterspout seen from an aircraft in the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Waterspout in the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Waterspout in the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys, Florida
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Stages in the life of a waterspout. In: "A Treatise on Meteorology" by Elias Loomis, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1880. Figure 63, page 171. Call Number QC 861 .L66 1880.
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A waterspout seen on the Rhine River in 1858. In: "A Treatise on Meteorology" by Elias Loomis, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1880. Figure 64, page 171. Call Number QC 861 .L66 1880.
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A waterspout observed by Coast Survey Assistant Louis F. de Pourtales on April 29, 1869. The waterspout is about five miles away and seen over a small island.
Sombrero Key, Florida 1869 April 29
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Text accompanying drawing of waterspout observed by Coast Survey Assistant Louis F. de Pourtales on April 29, 1869. The waterspout is about five miles away and seen over a small island.
Sombrero Key, Florida 1869 April 29
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A giant waterspout in the mature stage. During peak intensity this waterspout had a diameter of approximately 30 meters. A full discussion of this waterspout is in "Life Cycle of Florida Keys' Waterspouts" by Joseph H. Golden, NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL NSSL-70, 1974. Library Call Number QC807.5.U6 N7 no.70.
Florida Keys, Florida 1969 September 10
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Representation of waterspout accompanying "Water-spouts and Whirlwinds" by Benjamin Franklin. This paper was republished in "The complete works in philosophy, politics, and morals, of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin ....", 1806. Volume II, p. 26. Library Call Number PS745 .A2 1806.
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Franklin's theory of the wind field associated with a waterspout showing the winds rushing in directly from all quarters as opposed to a spiral wind pattern from an area surrounding the spout. In "The complete works in philosophy, politics, and morals, of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin ....", 1806. Volume II, p. 26. Library Call Number PS745 .A2 1806.
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Huge waterspout observed from aircraft accompanying North Atlantic convoy during WWII. In: "Wenn die Elemente wuten" by Frank W. Lane. P. 49. Library Call Number M15 L265eg 1948.
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship McARTHUR in eastern Pacific Ocean.
Eastern Pacific Ocean 2000 November
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspout observed from NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN. Lt. Jeff Shoup posing with waterspout.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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Waterspouts as depicted in "Butler's Physical Geography", 1887, p. 72. Call No. 551.4 R 321b.
Western Atlantic Ocean
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A rare waterspout off the Oregon coast as seen from the contract fisheries R/V EXCALIBUR.
Oregon, offshore from Newport 2005 March 23
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A waterspout off the coast of Miami. It later came ashore as an F0 tornado.
Florida, Miami 2003 August 12
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A waterspout off the coast of Miami. It later came ashore as an F0 tornado.
Florida, Miami 2003 August 12
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Water spout interrupts operations during a mammal cruise on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
Florida, offshore 2007 July
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Large waterspout
Gulf of Mexico ?
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Waterspouts observed in the Mediterranean, near Sicily, on the 27th of June, 1827. In: Physical Geography" by Arnold Guyot, 1873. P. 83. Call No. 551.4 G989 ph.
Italy, Sicily 1827, June 27
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9
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A spectacular series of images of waterspouts off the Port of Grand Isle.
Louisiana, Grand Isle 2012, May 9

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