The effects of la nina and El nino on tornado outbreaks

Xiaoning Gilliam, Seth Nagle, Douglas Smith

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the effects of La Nina and El Nino on the outbreaks of tornadoes using statistical hypothesis testing. The data used in this study was taken from the archives at the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Various testing techniques such as the F-test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and the resample test were applied to the number of tornadoes and the number of tornadic days based on historical data.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2005
Event10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005 - Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Duration: May 31 2005Jun 4 2005

Conference

Conference10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge, LA
Period05/31/0506/4/05

Keywords

  • Anova
  • El nino
  • La nina
  • Neutral
  • Nonparametric techniques

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    Gilliam, X., Nagle, S., & Smith, D. (2005). The effects of la nina and El nino on tornado outbreaks. Paper presented at 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005, Baton Rouge, LA, United States.