Smoke from fires could intensify tornadoes

February 3, 2015 12:29 PM

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The researchers examined the impacts of smoke - resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America - on a severe weather outbreak that occurred during the afternoon and evening of April 27, 2011.

The event produced 122 tornadoes, resulted in 313 deaths across the south-eastern United States, and is considered the most severe event of its kind since 1950.

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