Tornadoes, Climate, and Society II

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
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Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 4:00 PM / 5:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Zoe Schroder
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 Zoe Schroder*, Florida State University, Andrew Mercer, Mississippi State University, Michael Brown, Mississippi State University , Discriminating near-tornado atmospheric environments between Dixie Alley and Tornado Alley 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Ashley Allen*, Louisiana State University, Talking about the weather: Tornado stories and social memory 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Emily Ryan*, Florida State University, James B Elsner, Florida State University, Florida Tornado Climatology 20 4:40 PM
Presenter Joshua Hatzis*, University of Oklahoma, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma, Harold Brooks, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Modeling Tornado Distribution Using Convective Outlooks 20 5:00 PM

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