TORNADO WARNING RESEARCH
This past year we have been researching infrasonic tornado detection
devices. Below are a few of the documents we have been studying. We hope
to try out at least one tornado detector this spring. It appears infrasonic
tornado detection will be some of the latest technology used to help keep people
informed to tornadoes and their approaching danger.
Why do I believe we need to find better ways to keep
people aware of tornadoes?
Sad to say that in 2002 a tornado bore down on the Douglas farmhouse in
Kiowa county Kansas but they were unaware
of the danger. How is it that they were un-aware of the approaching tornado until it hit them? Think about it, over 12 chasers in the area
watching this tornado for over 30 minutes, tornado warnings out, yet they were not in
This is a real problem we need
to over come if we are going to save more lives. The
National Weather Service is doing a great job at getting out tornado warnings well in
advance of the tornadoes path. The Storm Prediction Center is doing a great job at putting
out tornado watches well in advance for almost all storms. Why is it that people sit in their homes
while a tornado watch is issued for their area and not think about what they might do for
shelter if a tornado does materialize? It appears to me that we have vastly improved our
technology for tornado warnings, but we have not made the same strides in getting people
to react properly to the watches and warnings. We hope to
develop a system that will alert even people who would not normally be watching
for a tornado. Be a part of our research by donating today.
Infrasonic Tornado Detection Research