Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 1999

512 Pages | 229 figures

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195125085

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Hurricanes of the North Atlantic

Climate and Society

James B. Elsner and A. Birol Kara

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. Intended as an intermediary between hurricane climate research and the users of hurricane information, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of North Atlantic hurricanes and what they mean to society. Topics include the climatology of tropical cyclones, the major North Atlantic hurricanes, the forecasting prediction models, and societal vulnerability to hurricanes.


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