The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop with Dr. David Sills from Environment Canada.
Recent work on identifying ‘tornado prone’ regions of Canada for the National Building Code of Canada has led to a much-improved understanding of where tornadoes most frequently occur and where strong to violent tornadoes are most likely. This work involved assembling a new 30-year national tornado database covering the years 1980-2009. High-quality lightning data from the Canadian Lightning Detection Network were then used in a novel way to fill gaps in the tornado data related to low population density. The Enhanced Fujita Scale has also been recently introduced in Canada and will serve to further improve the accuracy of Canadian tornado data.
Dr. David Sills is a Severe Weather Scientist with the Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section at Environment Canada and leads the Warning Decision Research Group. He is also an adjunct professor at York University in Toronto. He has worked on issues related to mesoscale meteorology and summer severe weather for the past 20 years.
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: ICLR, 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210, Toronto RSVP: Tracy Waddington (416) 364-8677 (firstname.lastname@example.org)