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FUNNEL VISION

Frankel, Leora. "Funnel Vision." Discover 30.5 (2009): 34-39. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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This article talks about how tornadoes are hard to predict.  It talks about how little we still know about how to predict tornadoes.  It talks a little bit about storm chasers as well.

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*Analysis of Tornado Damage Tracks from the 3 May Tornado Outbreak Using Multispectral Satellite Imagery

Yuan, May, Melany Dickens-Micozzi, and Michael A. Magsig. "Analysis Of Tornado Damage Tracks From The 3 May Tornado Outbreak Using Multispectral Satellite Imagery." Weather & Forecasting 17.3 (2002): 382. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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This article is about the damage sustained during an outbreak of tornadoes on May 3, 1999.  It talks about three remote sensing method that it uses to track tornadoes.  It talks about the damage sustained in urban and inurban areas and the difference.  It also talks about the damage sustained to vegetation and soils.

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Reconstruction of Near-Surface Tornado Wind Fields from Forest Damage

Beck, Veronika, and Nikolai Dotzek. "Reconstruction Of Near-Surface Tornado Wind Fields From Forest Damage." Journal Of Applied Meteorology & Climatology 49.7 (2010): 1517-1537. Academic Search Complete. Web

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In this article they go back to a tornado that already happened and try to reconstruct how it was formed and where it went from there.  They also talk about the damage that it caused.  This article talks about how you can distinquish the difference between damage caused by a tornado and damage caused by downbursts.

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*The 27 July 2002 tornado event in Athens, Greece

Matsangouras, J. T., and P. T. Nastos. "The 27 July 2002 Tornado Event In Athens, Greece." Advances In Science & Research 4.(2010): 9-13. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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This article is about a tornado that happened in Greece in 2002.  The article deals with how the tornado was formed and what damage was caused.  Tornadoes don't happen as often in Europe so it talks a lot about how it was formed.

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*Tornado Risk Analysis; Is Dixie Alley an Extension of Tornado Alley?

Jared S. Allen, et al. "Tornado Risk Analysis: Is Dixie Alley An Extension Of Tornado Alley?." Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 92.4 (2011): 433. Science Reference Center. Web.

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This article takes data from 1978 to 2011 and breaks it down to find out where the most tornadoes happen.  They show what is happening with the trend of where tornadoes are happening now.  This article has a lot of really great knowlegde about tornadoes.

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*TORNADO INTENSITY ESTIMATION

WILLIAM L. COULBOURNE, et al. "Tornado Intensity Estimation." Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 94.5 (2013): 641-653. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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This article talks about the what the fujita scale is.  It also gives a history of how the scale was formed.  It also has detailed information on the types of damage sustained during each type of tornado on the scale.

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*NWS Tornado Warnings with Zero or Negative Lead Times

Brotzge, J., and S. Erickson. "NWS Tornado Warnings With Zero Or Negative Lead Times." Weather & Forecasting 24.1 (2009): 140-154. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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This article talks about how tornado warnings give people either zero to negative lead times.  This is the amount of time a person would have to reach saftey.  The article is about a study over 4 years, 2000 to 2004.

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*Riders on the Storm

Bluestein, Howard B. "Riders On The Storm." Sciences 35.2 (1995): 26. Academic Search Complete. Web.

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In this article they talk about finding the birthplace of the tornado.  They give a lot of information about some of the first storm chasers and information on tornado from the past.  They also talk about radar used in the past for tornadoes.

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Rachel Strauss's comment, July 8, 2013 11:32 PM
I thought this article was interesting to get an idea of where the weather tracking of a tornadoe began.
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Analysis of Tornado-Induced Tree Fall Using Aerial Photography from the Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, Alabama, Tornadoes of 2011

Catherine A. Finley, et al. "Analysis Of Tornado-Induced Tree Fall Using Aerial Photography From The Joplin, Missouri, And Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, Alabama, Tornadoes Of 2011*." Journal Of Applied Meteorology & Climatology 52.5 (2013): 1049-1068. Academic Search Complete. Web

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This articles talks about how oblique photography is used most often to survey the damage that tornadoes do.  It talks about how aerial vertical photography give a better analysis of the damage, but it is harder to use.  Then it goes on to talk about the damage of the tornadoes in Missouri in 2011.

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The 2011 Tornadoes and the Future of Tornado Research

Simmons, Kevin M., and Daniel Sutter. "The 2011 Tornadoes And The Future Of Tornado Research." Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 93.7 (2012): 959. Science Reference Center. Web.

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This article talks about tornadoes that happened in 2011 and the future of tornadoe research.  It talks about how to keep people safe from tornadoes.  It also talks about how scientist plan to study tornadoes more in the future to predict them better.

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Rachel Strauss's comment, July 8, 2013 11:34 PM
Again another resoures to get more infor aobut how to keep pepole safe and what is happening to predict he storms paths.