Event Title

Tornado Hotspots in the American South

Location

Collier Library

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Michael Pretes

Event Website

https://www.una.edu/studentresearch/index.html

Start Date

23-4-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-4-2019 11:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Description

This project investigates tornado hotspots in the Southern states of the United States. My research question is: do tornadoes tend to follow consistent paths? In other words, are certain areas more prone to tornado damage? I will look at tornado paths for the past 50 years using data from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in order to determine areas that have experienced multiple tornadoes. I will also use UAV (drone) technology to examine some locally affected areas in North Alabama, and interview local residents in order to record their experiences and sense of tornado paths. The results will help in preparing for future tornadoes.

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Apr 23rd, 10:00 AM Apr 23rd, 11:00 AM

Tornado Hotspots in the American South

Collier Library

This project investigates tornado hotspots in the Southern states of the United States. My research question is: do tornadoes tend to follow consistent paths? In other words, are certain areas more prone to tornado damage? I will look at tornado paths for the past 50 years using data from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in order to determine areas that have experienced multiple tornadoes. I will also use UAV (drone) technology to examine some locally affected areas in North Alabama, and interview local residents in order to record their experiences and sense of tornado paths. The results will help in preparing for future tornadoes.

https://ir.una.edu/scholarsweek2019/2019/posters/17