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Philip L. Chaney and Greg S. Weaver

comprising Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee occurred in mobile homes. 3. Tornado preparedness for mobile home residents Improvements in building design and construction techniques since the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development established regulations in 1976 have helped to reduce tornado-related fatalities in mobile homes ( Hart et al. 2002 ; Simmons and Sutter 2008a ). Nevertheless, the National Weather Service (NWS) still considers them unsafe during a tornado and

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Mark A. Casteel and Joe R. Downing

instance, Nadav-Greenberg et al. (2008) found that different types of graphics depicting wind speed uncertainty produced differential effects among novice weather forecasters' (undergraduate meteorology students) reading accuracy, ratings of uncertainty, wind speed forecasts, and their likelihood of posting a high-wind warning. Generally speaking, Nadav-Greenberg et al. (2008) found that box plots produced superior performance compared to two different types of color-coded charts. Similarly

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Joseph T. Ripberger, Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, Carol L. Silva, Deven E. Carlson, and Matthew Henderson

-setting damage caused by tornadoes in 2011 serves as an important and sobering reminder that scientific and technological advancements in our understanding of severe weather can only go so far—tornadoes occur in a social environment wherein the exposed population, not technology or technical experts, are responsible for risk mitigation and protective action. In such an environment, effective communication between providers of hazardous weather information (i.e., forecasters) and the public at large

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Walker S. Ashley, Stephen Strader, Troy Rosencrants, and Andrew J. Krmenec

, doi:10.1029/2002EO000216 . NWS , 2011 : Joplin tornado event summary. Springfield, MO, Weather Forecast Office. [Available online at .] Openshaw, S. , 1984 : The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem. Concepts and Techniques in Modern Geography Series, Vol. 38, Geo Books, 41 pp. [Available online at .] Paul, B. K. , 2011 : Environmental Hazards and Disasters. John Wiley and Sons, 322

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