Tornado Path Coordinate Shift
Tornado paths from Oklahoma are shifted to the south in the computer environment and placed atop
the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The paths maintain their trajectory, size, and damage contours as
experienced in Oklahoma. The goal is to provide an assessment that notes how tornadoes truly
change their width, direction, and intensity over time.
Tornado Path Profiles
Tornado paths are mapped with damage contours as surveyed in Oklahoma.
These contours identify zones where structural damage was consistent to a
particular magnitude. Potential damages for the Metroplex are calculated by
laying these same contours atop North Texas data and analyzing the statistical
profile of urban data within the path.