Tornadoes, Climate, and Society

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Stones Throw 2 - Slate, Marriott, Lobby Level
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 the threat to life, property, and the environment.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Tyler Fricker*, Florida State University, Unusually Devastating Tornadoes 20 2:35 PM
Presenter Todd W Moore*, Towson University, Tiffany A DeBoer, Towson University, Review and analysis of possible changes to the climatology of tornadoes in the United States 20 2:55 PM
Presenter Joshua Hatzis*, University of Oklahoma, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma, Harold Brooks, National Severe Storms Laboratory and University of Oklahoma, Projected Tornado Exposure over Oklahoma City under Several Climate Change and Urban Development Scenarios 20 3:15 PM
Presenter Zoe Schroder*, Florida State University, James Elsner, Florida State University, Environmental Factors Related to Accumulated Tornado Energy on the Most Prolific Days in the Largest "Outbreaks" 20 3:35 PM
Presenter Tiffany A. DeBoer*, Towson University, Todd W. Moore, Towson University, Influence of Atmospheric Teleconnections on Spring Tornado Activity in the Southeast United States 20 3:55 PM

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