mesocyclone

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mesocyclone

(ˈmɛsəʊˌsaɪkləʊn)
n
(Physical Geography) an area of vertically rotating air during a severe thunderstorm which can develop into a tornado
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Despite observations that suggest there might be few kinematic differences between tornadic and nontornadic lowlevel mesocyclones [1, 2], more than half of low-level mesocyclones do not produce tornadoes [3].