Engineering-oriented examinations of the tornado phenomenon.

J. E. Minor, J. R. McDonald, K. C. Mehta

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This survey summarises the following aspects: tornadic wind speeds; response of housing, atmospheric pressure change; and unusual events. A summary of wind speed estimates from the literature, with credence levels, is included. 'Unusual events' includes: exploding structures; open windows and building response, water removal from ponds; and driving straws into planks and extreme missiles. Some popular myths are reported. (I.F.)

Original languageEnglish
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StatePublished - 1977


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