About the book
This book aims to examine recent advances in understanding historical and recent tornadoes in a number of contexts. The first content will be at the individual event level or swarms of tornadoes which form a coherent outbreak. In this context individual or groups of tornadoes will be analysed in terms of their causes including the synoptic conditions that led to their development. Characteristics and features of these tornadoes will be examined in the context of previously published research. The impacts of these events will also be assessed including deaths, injuries, economic and environmental damage.
The next context is to examine the spatial variability of tornadoes in particular regions e.g. USA, Europe. The temporal variability of tornadoes in particular regions will also be assessed using existing databases and adding to existing databases and also using a historical perspective where possible
The spatial and temporal variability will lead to the third context which is to situate historical and recent changes in the patterns of tornadoes into climate change by analysing the links with climate change. This may also include consideration of future projections of tornado activity in various regions around the Earth.
In summary the book aims to present some up to date thinking on tornadoes both as individual weather occurrences and as part of the bigger climate change picture.