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  1. Fujita scale(ProperNoun)

    A scale used to rate the intensity of a tornado

  2. Origin: From the Japanese-American meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita (藤田哲也).

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  1. Fujita scale

    The Fujita scale, or Fujita–Pearson scale, is a scale for rating tornado intensity, based primarily on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures and vegetation. The official Fujita scale category is determined by meteorologists and engineers after a ground or aerial damage survey, or both; and depending on the circumstances, ground-swirl patterns, radar tracking, eyewitness testimonies, media reports and damage imagery, as well as photogrammetry or videogrammetry if motion picture recording is available. The F-Scale was replaced with the EF-Scale in the United States in February 2007.

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