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Publication Citation: Progress Report National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri (NISTSP 1139)

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Author(s): Erica D. Kuligowski; Franklin T. Lombardo; Long T. Phan; Marc L. Levitan; David P. Jorgensen;
Title: Progress Report National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri (NISTSP 1139)
Published: November 15, 2012
Abstract: On June 29, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it would conduct a technical investigation of the tornado that struck Joplin, MO, on May 22, 2011. In November 2011, NIST released a draft plan for the study and briefed the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee on the progress of the investigation in a meeting that was open to the public. The final investigation plan, released in May 2012, can be found at http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911000. This report summarizes the progress NIST has made and the cooperation it has received from a variety of organizations in conducting the study.
Citation: NIST SP - 1139
Research Areas: National Construction Safety Team Investigations
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1139
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