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Fujita scale (fuːˈdʒiːtə)
(Physical Geography) a scale for expressing the intensity of a tornado, ranging from F0 (light damage) to F5 (incredible damage)
[C20: named after Tetsuya Fujita, Japanese meteorologist]
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Although the Fujita tornado intensity scale
has only existed since the 1970s, it can be put to great use when judiciously applied to historic tornado reports, as meteorologist and tornado historian Tom Grazulis so expertly did.
The Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale
(F-0 through F-5) ranks tornadoes according to their estimated speed, damage to structures, and damage to the environment (Table 2) (1).