The University of Arizona MSGIST 2019
Tornadogenesis, the formation of tornadoes, is a weather phenomenon common to the contiguous United States. El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), is a climate phenomenon where the temperature of ocean waters off the coast of Central and South America impact global weather patterns. ENSO is characterized by years where sea surface temperatures are above, below, or around average, hence hot and cold years. The purpose of the project was to see if the climate phenomenon ENSO, had a geographical impact on the weather phenomenon tornadogenesis in the contiguous United States. To clarify geographical impact: location and dispersion of tornadogenesis, and the human environment relationship are the focus of this case study.
Data was acquired from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, and Storm Prediction Center websites.