Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Tornado - A violently rotating column of air extending from a cloud to the ground.
- Vortex –The funnel-shaped region of spinning air in a tornado; some tornadoes can have more than one vortex and display multiple funnels.
- Air Pressure –The force of the atmosphere on a given area, such as a surface. Low air pressure is associated with thunderstorms and strong storms typically spawn tornadoes. Although tornadoes have strong winds they are not found in areas of high air pressure.