We hear about them all the time. In popular movies and shows, a tornado represents dangerous natural phenomena that can occur across Tornado Alley. So, what is a tornado?
With another blockbuster movie as well as recent media reports of devastating tornadoes in Tornado Alley, the public’s attention has once again returned to these fascinating and potentially dangerous natural phenomena. Produced in the United States when cold dry air from Canada makes its way south and over the plains towards warm wet air coming up from the south, tornadoes can range in intensity and length.
Until the year 2007 the intensity of a Tornado was rated using the Fujita Pearson Scale (F-Scale). The intensity of a Tornado was calculated by taking various measures into account. These measures include; the damage that the a tornado inflicts on human built structures and also the damage inflicted on vegetation, as well as surveys by meteorologists and engineers specifically looking for cycloidal
Let’s get one thing straight. Tornadoes are highly complex but we have tried to get the information into bite sized chunks. Our 3 stage process for tornado creation!