Air Pressure in Tornadoes
Name: Louis W.
What air pressures are involved in cyclones and
tornadoes? What can they range between?
The air pressure in normal temperate zone low pressure area
ranges between 970 and 1000 millibars, in hurricanes
between 870 and 960 millibars, and in tornadoes the pressure
may possibly equal the range for hurricanes or perhaps have
an even lower limit.
David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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