An Analysis of Tornado Climatology in the United States with Special Reference to the 2013 Event in Moore, OK
Bharath Ganesh Babu
Arts and Sciences
Geography and Meteorology
One of the most fascinating meteorological phenomena are tornadoes, which are difficult to predict and have the potential to be extremely destructive. By visualizing and analyzing the general spatial and temporal patterns of these convective events, a more complete understanding of their climatology can be gained in order to predict and account for damaging effects. Through exploring questions such as, “Where and when do tornadoes (significant and nonsignificant) occur the most?” and “Is there a spatial pattern to their climatology?” researchers are able to take past records and analyze spatial characteristics. Data from more than 50 years with the geographic location of tornadoes, intensity, path, date, time, etc. were utilized to study tornado climatology in the United States and, in particular, the spatial locations were examined. One specific tornado event from 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma was rated as EF5 and further examined through geospatial analysis and visualization tools.
Zigner, Katelyn, "An Analysis of Tornado Climatology in the United States with Special Reference to the 2013 Event in Moore, OK" (2015). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 403.