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Title: Review of worldwide occurrence of tornadoes
Authors: Goliger, AM
Milford, RV
Keywords: Tornado occurence investigations
Weather monitoring authorities
Tornado climatology
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Citation: Goliger, AM and Milford, RV. 1998. Review of worldwide occurrence of tornadoes. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol 74-76, pp 111-121
Abstract: The objective of the present study was to re-visit and up-date data on tornado occurrences throughout the world. This was carried out by accessing the relevant literature, analysing, re-analysing and comparing the data on tornado occurrence from various sources. The investigation was aimed at those countries/regions were little information is available. In addition to the literature survey, nearly 30 Weather Monitoring Authorities in various countries throughout the world were contacted. For some countries/regions a more detailed description of tornado occurrences than that found in the literature, was obtained. Several discrepancies between various sources of information were also identified. In addition to South Africa, contour maps of the mean rate of occurrence for France, Austria and Australia were developed However to conclude discrepancies earlier mentioned about various sources of information and countries has been highlighted. More cooperative efforts in this respect, especially in Europe, would be necessary. In fact, as one of the outcomes of the present research, a joint initiative between Hungarian and Austrian Weather Monitoring Authorities will be undertaken.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1647
ISSN: 0167-6105
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