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Tornado

A violently rotating storm of small diameter; the most violent weather phenomenon. It is produced in a very severe thunderstorm and appears as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground. A funnel cloud is a tornado that has not touched the ground. Tornados can appear in many different colors depending on the type of dust they pick up from the earth. sources: GLIDE; WMO

US: NSF invests $40 million in research infrastructure for earthquake, wind and water hazards

24 Sep 2015, NSF

Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). 'With NHERI, we are broadening NSF's 15-year investment in earthquake engineering to include critical research in wind engineering and reduce the devastation wrought by hurricanes and tornadoes.'...


Number of tornado occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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