Session 8B Near-Surface Tornado Winds and Tornado Damage

Tuesday, 28 October 2008: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
South Ballroom (Hilton DeSoto)
Host: 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms
Robin L. Tanamachi, Univ. of Oklahoma, School of Meteorology, Norman, OK

1:30 PM
Using simulated tornado surface marks to help decipher near-ground wind fields
D. C. Lewellen, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and M. I. Zimmerman
1:45 PM
Determination of tornado intensity from forest damage
Veronika Beck, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany; and N. Dotzek
2:00 PM
Damage survey and deduction of vortex structure of the Greensburg, KS tornado
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX; and D. McCarthy, J. G. LaDue, J. Wurman, C. R. Alexander, P. Robinson, and K. A. Kosiba
2:15 PM
Deployments of a 12-site in situ Wind/T/RH instrument array in tornadoes
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO
2:45 PM
Experiences in using the EF-Scale since its inception
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and K. L. Ortega
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