Posts and Pages with the Tag : Tornadoes

Modeled Tornado Damage Assessments ( post )

Summary This GIS-based tornado damage assessment model incorporates US national parcel data, the National Weather Service‚Äôs (NWS) Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) tornado path polygons and damage functions based on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale damage indicators used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to rate tornadoes according to structural impacts. The model has […]

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NOAA Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) ( post )

Summary The National Weather Service (NWS) Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) has been utilized experimentally since 2009 to assess damage following tornadoes and convective wind events. The DAT is a GIS-based framework for collecting, storing, and analyzing damage survey data, utilizing the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale for the classification of damage. Data collected from individual locations […]

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