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Maria A. F. Silva Dias

only in Argentina, with very few cases in the southern region of Brazil. According to Doswell et al. (1999) , tornado reporting in the United States is a result of a combination of the public forecasting services and volunteer spotter programs. They state that in March 1952, the U.S. Weather Bureau started a Severe Local Storms Forecasting unit, which had the direct result of an increase in tornado reports from an average of less than 200 to 1200 yr −1 by the end of the 1990s (see also Verbout

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Philip L. Chaney, Greg S. Weaver, Susan A. Youngblood, and Kristin Pitts

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio for receiving warnings and developing a plan for where to seek shelter. These types of risk-reducing actions are also known as hazards adjustments ( Burton et al. 1978 ). In addition to conducting an inventory of hazard adjustments when assessing vulnerability, it is also important to understand what factors motivate people to adopt these adjustments. Mileti and Sorenson (1987) identified four steps in the process of adopting precautions

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Kevin D. Ash, Ronald L. Schumann III, and Gregg C. Bowser

using a spectral color scheme ( Fig. 1b ), while the other depicts 5 zones using a red color gradient ( Fig. 1c ). The motivation for testing a spectral color scheme is twofold. First, warning visuals produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Experimental Warning Program ( Kuhlman et al. 2009 ) include spectral designs. Second, several extant studies suggest that using a familiar color scheme reliant on differences in hue may increase overall visual salience

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

, we hope that our research showcases the benefits of empirically measuring and studying public attention to severe weather risk communication. Acknowledgments Funding for this project was provided by NOAA/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research under NOAA–University of Oklahoma Cooperative Agreements NA11OAR4320072 and NA12OAR4590120, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of

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