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6-image GIF (rocking)
A different submission than my usual stuff, but one I thought everyone might enjoy
Sometimes timelapses don't always turn out the way you had hoped, and you only end up with a few frames you like. That was the case this time. I kept changing my framing, settings, etc. so a longer timelapse simply couldn't be made. I could, however, still make something interesting. I used 6 sequential images to make this GIF animation, rocking it back and forth to show the motion in this storm's updraft.
You can really see how the wind turns with height! The convection near the top rotates up and to the right. This rotation is what causes the storm to intensify and take on a laminar shape near its base. If you follow the large midlevel collar, you can see it take moisture from the south (left) and wrap it left into itself. Crazy how nature works!
This turning of the wind with heigh is called "shear" and is only one of many components that go into forming these gorgeous supercell thunderstorms Want to see more of my work? Check out the links below!
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