Fujita scale


Fujita scale
Fujita scale [fo͞o jēt′ə]
n.
after T. T. Fujita (1920-98), U.S. meteorologist who devised it
a numerical scale for measuring the wind speed and corresponding destructive power of a tornado, ranging from F0 (40-72 mph) to F6 (319-380 mph): see the Tornado Damage Potential Scale in the Reference Supplement

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