"A waterspout - commonly known as tornadoes over the sea - has been spotted off the coast of Sentosa, spooking many who were spending a lazy Sunday on the beach. "
Read the rest of the report from Channelnewsasia: Here.
As the air rises within the unstable atmosphere, adiabatic cooling causes its temperature to decrease. When the temperature reaches the dew point, the condensation gives the waterspout its rope-like appearance.
Contrary to popular belief, waterspouts do not suck water into its central core. The core consists of a condensed water vapour.
Source? Nus' GEK1524: Living with fluids, part 2: The role of fluid mechanics in our weather system. Take this, its a great module. Heh.
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