Wind Event Week 2022

28 Minutes

Rainer Kaltenberger (ZAMG)

Windstorm and tornado damage assessment

Published: 11 March 2022

Windstorm and tornado intensity classification is usually done by assessing the inflicted damage, since reliable in-situ measurements are typically lacking. This presentation gives a practical introduction into windstorm and tornado damage assessment using the Fujita-(F)-Scale and the Damage Indicator (DI)-Degree of Damage (DoD) method. Examples from recent site surveys, carried out by ZAMG, are presented and current developments towards an International Fujita (IF)-Scale are briefly discussed.

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