Tornado Researcher's Original Works Donated to Texas Tech

Jul 3, 2004
Hotel room somewhere by an airport
AP, 5/10/05

Dr. Theodore Fujita of Chicago is the creator behind the F-scale that is now used to measure a tornado's intensity. That scale was created soon after the 1970 Lubbock tornado tore through the city.

Dr. Fujita traveled around the world studying the intensity of tornadoes. He did this from 1945 to 1998, including a trip to Lubbock in 1970. All of his works, including hand drawn scales, will be available for everyone to see.

On Tuesday, all of those records were donated to Texas Tech by Dr. Fujita's son, Dr. Kaz Fujita. It will go on display at the Southwest Collections Library in several months.