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Rates tornadoes in US & Canada based on the damage caused/implemented in 2007
Logarithmic scale developed in 1930's that measures earthquake energy (w/increase of 1 unit is 32 times greater energy)
Relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land/rates from 1 to 12 w/later additions of 13-17 primarily for typhoons
Earthquake intensity
Developed in the 1970's to replace the Richter scale/logarithmic scale w/increase of 1 unit is 32 times greater/based on seismic moment of earthquake/used in US since 2002
Logarithmic scale introduced in 1990 by the IAEA to measure impact of nuclear disasters
Created in 1982 by Chris Newhall & Stephen Self/measures explosiveness of volcanoes on 0-8 scale/Krakatoa was a 6
Hurricane winde scale
Tornado intensity based primarily on damage caused to man-made structures and vegetaion
Measures dryness based on recent precipitation and temperature

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