Tornado Links

Updated November 7, 2001






 
TORNADOES
Disaster Relief - lastest relief updates and advisories, contact help for victims, and a forum for the exchange of related information.

NOAA's Tornado page - Every year about 70 Americans are killed by tornadoes and 1,500 people are injured. An average of 1,200 tornadoes cause more than $400 million in damage to homes and businesses, schools and churches annually.

USA Today: Tornadoes
- Watches and warnings, latest tornado news, recent severe storm reports, tornado basics, safety, Skywarn: Storm spotter information, research on tornadoes and tornadic thunderstorms, tornado chasing, historical tornadoes, FAQs, movies and videos, waterspouts and other small vortexes, links


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Doppler On Wheels is a collaborative effort between the School of Meteorology (SOM) and Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS), at the University of Oklahoma, the National Severe Storms Laboratory, and the Atmospheric Technology Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Fujita Scale - F0 - F6 is used to rate the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado after it has passed over a man-made structure.

Monthly Tornado Stats - Storm Prediction Center - number of twisters, deaths and killer tornadoes

NCDC Tornadoes - Tornado Climatology - Long-term averages by state

Scientific American: Turn! Turn! Turn! - scientists unravel the twisted ways of tornadoes, Doppler imaging and tornado safety.

Severe Storm Climatology - where and when do severe thunderstorms occur? Storm animations, total threats, annual cycles

Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) - British-based independent and privately-supported research body, serving the European public since 1976.The UK has the highest frequency of reported tornadoes per unit area in the world.

Tornado Photos Online

Tornado Project - provides information on tornado chasing, oddities, myths, safety, and accounts, as well as selling videos, books, and posters, FAQs, top tens. Not to be missed!

Tornado Warning! - follow along with the storm chasers who actually want to find them, live dispatches, tornado talk, photos.