C. Church, D. Burgess, C. Doswell, R. Davies-Jones, Editors. American Geophysical
Union. The Tornado: ItÍs Structure, Dynamics, Prediction, and Hazards.
Washington, D.C., 1990.
Allaby, Michael. Dangerous Weather: Tornadoes. Facts on File, Inc. New York,
Grazulis, Thomas P. The Tornado: Nature's Ultimate Windstorm. University of
Oklahoma Press. Norman, 2001.
Lutgens, Frederick K. The Atmosphere: Eighth Edition. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper
Saddle River, New Jersey, 2001.
Rampino, Michael R., Sanders, John E., Newman, Walter S., Konigsson, L.K. . Climate: History, Periodicity, and Predictability. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York, 1987
Pine, Devera. Chasing Twister. Scholastic, Inc., 1998
Gives good background info and descripton of Doppler radar and detection.
Monastersky, Richard. Don't
Blame La Nina. Science Service, 1999.
Investigates why La Nina cannot be tied to formation of individual tornadoes.
Schaefer, Joseph T., and Tatom, Frank B. The
Relationship Between el Nino, la Nina, and U.S. Tornado Activity. Prepared
for 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 1999.
Investigates these relationships very well. Link between climate phenomena and tornadoes.
No Author. Southern
Tornadoes: Hallmark of La Nina. Meredith Group, 2000.
Ties between La Nina and tornadoes that are relevant to our purpose.
No Author. La
Nina May Shift Tornado Activity. ENN, 1999.
More information on a possible connection.
Corfidi, Stephen F. Some
Thoughts on the Role Mesoscale Features Played in May 27, 1997 Central Texas
Tornado Outbreak. Prepared for 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 1999.
Talks about storms which can lead to tornadoes. Very helpful in describing formation.
Ferguson, Edward, and Ostby, Frederick. Tornadoes
of 1990: An All-time Record Year. Weatherwise, April 1991.
Explains why we might find peak tornado activity and the factors behind that.
Zimmer, Carl. The El Nino Factor. Discover, 1999.
Mazza, Patrick. The
invisable hand: as human activity warms the earth, El Nino grows more violent.
Sierra, May-June 1998.
The Tornado Project
Tornado and Storm Research Organization
The On-Line Tornado FAQ
Tornado Science Charged Sheath Vortex Tornado
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