Chapter 1 | Mr. Tornado
Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita spent ten months studying the outbreak’s aftermath in the most extensive aerial tornado study ever conducted, and through detailed mapping and leaps of scientific imagination, made a series of meteorological breakthroughs.
Ted Fujita's work on severe weather patterns earned Fujita the nickname “Mr. Tornado.”
The extraordinary tornado occurrence in April 1974 was named the “Super Outbreak.”