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TORRO AUTUMN CONFERENCE & SYMPOSIUM 2019: A tribute to the life and work of Prof. Derek Elsom
The date for the TORRO Annual Autumn Conference is Saturday 12th October 2019 at:
Oxford Brookes University:
Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP,
John Henry Brookes Building: Room JHB208 - Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre
Presentations will include:
  • Prof. Derek Elsom and TORRO
  • Prof. Derek Elsom and Oxford Brookes
  • Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767
  • Site investigations and related studies of cold frontal tornadoes, including the 'Bicester twister' of 21 September 1982
  • UK Hailstorm case studies: 1843, 1985 and 2018
  • Lightning Impacts and the ATD Sferics system
  • Supercells, Hailstorms and Tornadoes in Greece
  • Air Pollution in Oxford
  • Major snowfalls in the U.K. - origins, frequency and impact in a changing world

  • Full details of the programme and registration is available for download HERE. Word Icon
    The TORRO 40th anniversary book, "Extreme Weather: Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation" is available to buy online.
    You can purchase the book from John Wiley & Sons.
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    The latest Severe Weather Reports from TORRO can be found by following this link: SEVERE WEATHER FORECAST

    These forecasts are issued by TORRO staff to highlight the probability of events such as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
    More information about the types of forecasts can be found on the Severe Weather Forecasting Online page.

    Severe Weather Forecast
    TORRO relies on reports of severe weather from the public, as well as those reported in the media.
    The more reports that we receive and the more witnesses we can talk too, the better it is for our research.
    If you have witnessed any form of severe weather, be it a tornado, lightning, hail etc, then tell us about your experiences by filling in our Report Form and give us as much information as you can. These reports are then passed to one of our local Site Investigators who may contact you for more information.

    TORRO has created a TORRO You Tube Video Channel to display any videos that we are sent and to link to other weather related
    videos which are on You Tube.
    We will try to upload all the videos which are sent to us by members of the public or as part of a site investigation so that they can be used
    for future reference.
    If you have a video of an event that you think would be useful to TORRO then please send the details using the Report Form.
    Large files, images and videos can now be uploaded HERE.

    International Journal of Meteorology
    Started in 1975, IJMet is the associate journal of TORRO to publish the research into UK and international severe weather events.
    Some types of TORRO membership include a subscription to IJMet or you can just order copies direct.

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