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    • Effects of Urban Sprawl on the Vulnerability to a Significant Tornado Impact in Northeastern Illinois 

      Ashley, Walker S.; Hall, Soren G. (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008-11)
      A sprawling U.S. population continues to spread into the fringes of urban development placing both populations and property in areas that were once largely unoccupied. Population tallies, housing unit totals, and housing ...
    • Vulnerability Due to Nocturnal Tornadoes 

      Ashley, Walker S.; Krmenec, Andrew; Schwantes, Rick (American Meteorological Society, 2008-10)
      This study investigates the human vulnerability caused by tornadoes that occurred between sunset and sunrise from 1880 to 2007. Nocturnal tornadoes are theorized to enhance vulnerability because they are difficult to spot ...