Fire tornadoes

By | November 19, 2012
Spectacular reminder on how small we are in comparison to the wrath of mother nature. First time I've heard of them, too, and not quite certain what makes the 'fire tornado' different – if at all different – from the more common 'fire whirls'. On looking for a bit more information, I found a decent lay explanation with fabulous pictures – characteristic of National Geographic:

/via +Jürgen Hubert 

Researchers document world-first fire tornado – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The world’s first confirmed case of a fire tornado has been documented by Canberra researchers, using evidence collected from the devastating 2003 Canberra bushfires.

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