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Tornado Speeds and Disaster Scales.docx

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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis
Semester
Summer

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Tornado Speeds and Disaster Scales Two types of motions of tornadoes: o Translation Speed o Rotation Speeds Tornadoes usually move (translate) from SW to NE of North America Translation speeds o Of the center of the tornado have been observed between 0 and 100km/hr o Most move at 50 km/hr o You can drive away from most tornadoes, but if it isn’t moving left/right, it is moving towards you Rotational (Tangential) Speeds o Faster, cause destruction o Can be fa
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