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Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes

Authors: Simmons, Kevin, Sutter, Daniel

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  • Compiles a decade of studies on approximately 1,200 tornadoes that touch down across the United States annually
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For almost a decade, economists Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter have been studying the economic effects and social consequences of the approximately 1,200 tornadoes that touch down across the United States annually. During this time, they have compiled information from sources such as NOAA and the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the casualties caused by tornadoes and to evaluate the National Weather Service (NWS)’s efforts to reduce these casualties. Their unique database has enabled this fascinating and game-changing study for meteorologists, social scientists, emergency managers, and everyone studying severe weather, policy, disaster management, or applied economics.

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KEVIN M. SIMMONS is the Corrigan Chair of Economics at Austin College. In 2009 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to work with the International Center for Geohazards in Oslo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University where he developed a research interest in the economics of natural hazards. His articles are widely cited and have appeared in journals from a variety of academic disciplines including engineering, sociology, law, meteorology as well as economics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • What We Can Learn from Societal Impacts Analysis

    Pages 1-8

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

  • Tornado Climatology and Society’s Tornado Risk

    Pages 9-44

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

  • An Analysis of Tornado Casualties

    Pages 45-116

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

  • Tornado Warnings: How Doppler Radar, False Alarms, and Tornado Watches Affect Casualties

    Pages 117-171

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

  • Sheltering from the Storm: Evaluating Tornado Shelters as a Mitigation Investment

    Pages 173-212

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright Holder
American Meteorological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-935704-02-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-935704-02-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
296
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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