Tornado Intensity Estimation: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Tornado Intensity Estimation: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={R. Edwards and J. Ladue and John T. Ferree and Kevin A. Scharfenberg and C. Maier and W. Coulbourne},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  • R. Edwards, J. Ladue, +3 authors W. Coulbourne
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • During the early to middle 2000s, in response to demand for more detail in wind damage surveying and recordkeeping, a team of atmospheric scientists and wind engineers developed the enhanced Fujita (EF) scale. The EF scale, codified officially into National Weather Service (NWS) use in February 2007, offers wind speed estimates for a range of degrees of damage (DoDs) across each of 28 damage indicators (DIs). In practice, this has increased precision of damage surveys for tornado and… CONTINUE READING

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