Tornadoes, Climate, and Society I

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Tyler Fricker
Chairs: Tyler Fricker


This session focuses on trends in tornadoes (or tornado characteristics) with regards to changes in climate and society. Tornadoes are capable of producing catastrophic destruction and mass casualties, making it important to advance knowledge of the relationships between tornado activity and climate variables, as well as the relationships between tornado activity and society. As our climate warms, and as our population grows, understanding the changes in the physical risk and potential impacts of tornadoes becomes even more crucial in making efforts to decrease threat to life, property, and the environment.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter James Elsner*, Florida State University, Tyler Fricker, Florida State University, Tornado casualty rates in the United States 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Tyler Fricker*, Florida State University, Social correlates of tornado casualties 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Todd Moore*, Towson University, Spatial distributions of tropical cyclone tornadoes by intensity 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Kelsey Ellis*, University of Tennessee, Lisa Mason, University of Tennessee, Kelly Gassert, University of Tennessee, Daniel Burow, University of Tennessee, Convective mode of storms producing tornadoes in Tennessee: Climatology and implications for forecasters 20 3:00 PM

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