Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

by Adam Sobel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062304766
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 356,957
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Adam Sobel is a leading scientist in the study of extreme weather and climate. He has authored or coauthored more than a hundred articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has won several major awards, including the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, the Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society, the AXA Award in climate and extreme weather, and the Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union. Sobel received his PhD in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a tenured professor at Columbia University, in the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction xv

Part 1 The Storm

1 Genesis 3

2 MJO 9

3 Monday, October 22 21

4 NAO 27

5 Tuesday, October 23 33

6 Deadly Boring: The Hurricane Prone 39

7 Hurricane Science 101 47

8 Wednesday, October 24 55

9 Winter Weather 59

10 Thursday, October 25 65

11 Where Weather Forecasts Came From 75

12 Friday, October 26 95

13 Fujiwhara 103

14 Saturday, October 27 111

15 Communicating the Threat: The Label on the Can versus the Fine Print 127

16 Preparations 133

17 Sunday, October 28 139

18 Monday, October 29 143

19 The Damage 147

20 The Toll 155

21 Immediate Aftermath 159

Part 2 What Does It Mean, and What Should We Do?

22 The Climate Is Warming 171

23 The Sea Is Rising 181

24 Zeeland 189

25 Hurricanes and Climate 203

26 Barriers and Beaches Since 1938 233

27 In Harm's Way 249

28 What Happens Now? 263

Afterword 277

Acknowledgments 285

Notes 287

Selected Bibliography 301

Index 303

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