August 18, 2001
Title: Tornado and DC-8 aircraft
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line of thunderstorms developed along the eastern seabreeze front.
This Jacksonville thunderstorm produced a small tornado. In the
foreground is the NASA DC-8 aircraft which is being flown this summer
from Jacksonville to study hurricanes and thunderstorms. The images
were taken between 7:13 and 7:14 ESDT.
Richard Blakeslee, Global Hydrology Center, Marshall Space