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Tornado

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Project for my EDU290 class at CMU.

Project for my EDU290 class at CMU.

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  • 1. Tornadoes
  • 2. What is a Tornado?
    • “ A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending between, and in contact with, a cloud and the surface of the earth.”
    http://www.weather.com/ready/tornado/index.html
  • 3. How do they form?
    • Warm, moist air that meets cold air and dry air can create thunderstorms which have the possibility of producing tornadoes.
    • The exact way tornadoes are formed are unknown.
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/
  • 4. How strong are they?
    • Tornadoes are measured in strength by the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
    • Damage helps estimate the wind speeds of the tornado.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Fujita_Scale
  • 5. Enhanced Fujita Scale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Fujita_Scale Scale Wind Speed (MPH) Damage Caused EF0 65-85 Roof lightly damaged, broken tree branches EF1 86-110 Mobile homes turned over and roofs severely damaged EF2 111-135 Roofs torn off and trees uprooted EF3 136-165 Levels of homes destroyed and cars picked up ad thrown EF4 166-200 Houses completely destroyed EF5 >200 Reinforced concrete very damaged
  • 6. Where do they occur?
    • Tornadoes can be formed anywhere in the United States.
    • They mostly are formed during the Spring and Summer months.
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/tornadoes.html#alley
  • 7. Tornado Alley http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/tornado/stalley.gif
  • 8. Tornado Watch
    • There is a possibility that a tornado might form; listen for future weather updates.
    http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_terms.shtm
  • 9. Tornado Warning
    • A tornado has been detected visually or on radar. Head to safety.
    http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_terms.shtm
  • 10. Tornado Safety Tips
    • If you see a tornado or hear the tornado siren immediately head to a basement or to the lowest interior room.
    • If you are in a mobile home, vehicle, or outside seek shelter in a building or lay flat in a ditch.
    http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_during.shtm
  • 11. Tornado Video
    • Tornado Video
  • 12. Work Cited
    • Slide 1- <div xmlns:cc=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/ns#&quot; about=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/452392668/&quot;><a rel=&quot;cc:attributionURL&quot; href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/&quot;>http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/</a> / <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/&quot;>CC BY-SA 2.0</a></div>
    • Slide 2- Weather.com The Weather Channel, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.weather.com/ready/tornado/index.html>.
    • Slide 3- Noaa.gov NOAA, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/>.
    • Slide 4 and 5- Wikipedia.org N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Fujita_Scale>.
    • Slide 6- ncdc.noaa.gov NOAA, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/tornadoes.html#alley>.
    • Slide 7- Concannon et al. 2000. NOAA. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/tornado/stalley.gif>.
    • Slide 8 & 9- Fema.gov FEMA, 4 June 2009. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_terms.shtm>.
    • Slide 10- Fema.gov FEMA, 4 June 2009. Web. 10 Oct. 2009 <http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_during.shtm>.