Hurricanes

A Reference Handbook

Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096477

Category: Nature

Page: 412

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Provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes.
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Hurricanes

Background, History and Bibliography

Author: Paul V. Kislow

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594547270

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm centre known as the "eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from 1 June to 30 November. This book presents the facts and history of hurricanes.
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Hurricanes

Author: Dean Galiano

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823930951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the development, structure, destructive capabilities, and significance of hurricanes. Includes a chapter on hurricane prediction and safety.
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Hurricanes of the North Atlantic

Climate and Society

Author: James B. Elsner,A. Birol Kara

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195125085

Category: Science

Page: 488

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respect to both climate and society.
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Hurricanes and Climate Change

Author: James B. Elsner,Thomas H. Jagger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387094106

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Recent studies suggest that tropical cyclones are more powerful than in the past with the most dramatic increase in the North Atlantic. The increase is correlated with an increase in ocean temperature. A debate concerns the nature of these increases with some scientists attributing them to a natural climate fluctuation and others suggesting climate change related to anthropogenic increases in forcing from greenhouse gases. A Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change was held during the spring of 2007 on the island of Crete that brought together leading academics and researchers on both sides of the scientific debate to discuss new research and express opinions about what will happen in the future with regard to hurricane activity. This proceedings volume highlights the state-of-the-science research into various aspects of the hurricane-climate connection. It is likely that the science presented here will lead to new research that will help answer crucial questions about our sustainable future.
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Lowcountry Hurricanes

Three Centuries of Storms at Sea and Ashore

Author: Walter J. Fraser, Jr.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820333335

Category: History

Page: 319

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At once sobering and thrilling, this illustrated history recounts how, for the past three hundred years, hurricanes have altered lives and landscapes along the Georgia-South Carolina seaboard. A prime target for the fierce storms that develop in the Atlantic, the region is especially vulnerable because of its shallow, gradually sloping sea floor and low-lying coastline. With an eye on both natural and built environments, Fraser's narrative ranges from the first documented storm in 1686 to recent times in describing how the lowcountry has endured some of the severest effects of wind and water. This chronology of the most notable lowcountry storms is also a useful primer on the basics of hurricane dynamics. Fraser tells how the 800-ton Rising Sun foundered in open water near Charles Town during the hurricane of 1700. About one hundred persons were aboard. All perished. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, he describes the storm surge of an 1804 hurricane that submerged most of Tybee Island and swept over the fort on nearby Cockspur Island, drowning soldiers and civilians. Readers may have their own memories of Hurricanes Andrew, Opal, and Hugo. Although hurricanes frequently lead to significant loss of life, Fraser recounts numerous gripping instances of survival and rescue at sea and ashore. The author smoothly weaves the lowcountry's long social, political, and economic history with firsthand reports and data accumulated by the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Generously illustrated with contemporary and historical photographs, this is a readable and informative resource on one of nature's most awesome forces.
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Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Author: Malini Sood

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404239005

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An overview of hurricanes and tornadoes discusses what causes such storms, how they are studied, famous storms and their aftermath, and how rescue teams prepare for these events.
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Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States

Author: Rick Schwartz

Publisher: Blue Diamond Books

ISBN: 9780978628000

Category: Nature

Page: 399

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Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States focuses on the hurricane history of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,Pennsylvania and Virginia,although adjacent states are not neglected. It explores lessons learned and risks ahead. The book is geared to a general audience and is appropriate for teenagers and adults. It features fascinating stories, vintage and recent photographs and other illustrations.Hurricane history repeats. This book offers a window to the past and a meteorological crystal ball to the future.
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Hurricanes and Typhoons

Past, Present, and Future

Author: Richard J. Murnane,Kam-biu Liu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509282

Category: Science

Page: 464

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This book surveys the past, present, and potential future variability of hurricanes and typhoons on a variety of timescales using newly developed approaches based on geological and archival records, in addition to more traditional approaches based on the analysis of the historical record of tropical cyclone tracks. A unique aspect of the book is that it provides an overview of the developing field of paleotempestology, which uses geological, biological, and documentary evidence to reconstruct prehistoric changes in hurricane landfall. The book also presents a particularly wide sampling of ongoing efforts to extend the best track data sets using historical material from many sources, including Chinese archives, British naval logbooks, Spanish colonial records, and early diaries from South Carolina. The book will be of particular interest to tropical meteorologists, geologists, and climatologists as well as to the catastrophe reinsurance industry, graduate students in meteorology, and public employees active in planning and emergency management.
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