Hurricanes of the North Atlantic: Climate and Society / Edition 1

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic: Climate and Society / Edition 1

by James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195125088

ISBN-13: 9780195125085

Pub. Date: 06/10/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Called the greatest storms on the planet, hurricanes of the North Atlantic Ocean often cause tremendous social and economic upheaval in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. And with the increasing development of coastal areas, the impact of these storms will likely increase. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of North Atlantic hurricanes and what

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Called the greatest storms on the planet, hurricanes of the North Atlantic Ocean often cause tremendous social and economic upheaval in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. And with the increasing development of coastal areas, the impact of these storms will likely increase. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of North Atlantic hurricanes and what they mean to society. It is intended as an intermediary between hurricane climate research and the users of hurricane information. Topics include the climatology of tropical cyclones in general and those of the North Atlantic in particular; the major North Atlantic hurricanes, focusing on U.S. landfalling storms; the prediction models used in forecasting; and societal vulnerability to hurricanes, including ideas for modeling the relationship between climatological data and analysis in the social and economic sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195125085
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/10/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Hurricane Characteristics
2. Hurricane Categories and Impacts
3. Hurricane Climate Data
4. North Atlantic Hurricanes
5. Tropical Only Hurricanes
6. Baroclinically Enhanced Hurricanes
7. Major Hurricanes
8. U.S. Hurricanes
9. Hurricanes of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bermuda
10. Hurricane Cycles and Trends
11. Hurricane Return Periods
12. Hurricanes of the Early 1990s
13. History of Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting
14. Seasonal Forecast Models
15. Sub Basin Forecast Models
16. Prospects for Extended Range Outlooks
17. People at Risk
18. Property at Risk
19. Catastrophe Insurance
20. Integrated Assessment
References
Index

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