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Publication: Tornado Tracking Analysis with UAS

Publication: Tornado Tracking Analysis with UAS published on

Remotely sensed imagery is useful for a variety of analyses. Wagner et al. used the imagery from unpiloted aerial systems (UAS) to better understand topological influences on tornado direction and intensity. More specifically they studied an EF3 tornado, a severely damaging tornado according to the Enhanced Fujita scale, that struck Tescott, Kansas on May 1, 2018. Estimated peak winds were 140 mph and distance traveled was roughly 12 miles. Their findings indicate that topography and UAS imagery provide useful information when completing tornado damage assessments.

Published August 2021. You may view the publication here.

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