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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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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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Tornadic waterspout crossing Mississippi River in front of large moving ship on the Mississippi River. If this had struck the ship, it could have been disastrous.
Louisiana, Mississippi River
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H.M. Ship SURINAM struck by lightning. Lightning "struck the mainmast and split it in pieces" Two men were killed and four injured. The ship was in grave danger of drifting onto a lee shore In: "The Thunder-Storm", Charles Thomlinson, F.R.S., 1877, p. 174
Off the coast of France 1906 December 11
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"Ouragan", a sailing vessel laboring under hurricane conditions. In: "Les Meteores", Margolle et Zurcher, 3rd Edition, 1869 Page 140
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Storm surge pushing water ashore during hurricane
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Hurricane Carol destroyed hundreds of summer cottages and homes Huge waves bound into beach front homes
Old Lyme, Connecticut August 31, 1954
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Wind-driven waves threaten to inundate homes
Miami, Florida September, 1945
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Hurricane winds drive a 10-foot 2X4 through a palm tree
Puerto Rico September 13, 1928
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Fishing vessel driven ashore by Hurricane Camille
Mississippi, Biloxi August, 1969
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Storm surge from Hurricane Carol lashes Rhode Island Yacht Club
Rhode Island 1969
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Storms leading to flash flooding
Texas, Corpus Christi May 10, 1968
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High waves caused by hurricane
Miami, Florida 1948
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Surf pounds the beach in spite of clearing weather
Peggotty Beach, Scituate, Massachusetts February 9, 1978
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Startled man ready to run after hurricane driven wave smashes into seawall
Florida, Just north of Miami Beach September, 1947
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Waves striking seawall give appearance of geysers erupting
New England coast 1938
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The Holiday Club at Aransas Pass, Texas - the scene of mass groundings Shrimp fleet aground after Hurricane Celia
Texas, Aransas Pass August, 1970
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All homes in this area destroyed by Hurricane Donna
Islamorada Key, Florida September 15, 1960

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