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

View: 517

respect to both climate and society.



Author: Jerome Gold

Publisher: Black Heron Press

ISBN: 9780930773250

Category: Nature

Page: 100

View: 6502

Hurricanes is a collection of letters and essays about the human experience of hurricanes. Two of the writers, the teacher Donna Tiapula and the poet John Enright, wrote to friends and relatives during the Samoan hurricanes of 1990 and 1991. Jerome Gold, novelist and anthropologist, provides a moving evocation of Samoa before the destruction and a later glimpse of the impact these storms made. Award-winning essayist Marilyn Stablein's thoughts on Galveston's experience of Hurricane Alicia off a view of the relationship between the destruction outside ourselves and the fear of chaos within. From Donna Tiapula's letter: The sea is hard to describe. Usually it is such a beautiful deep blue & now it is green and ugly...Two small homes have been destroyed, gone totally. The bay is filled with waves on the reef 20 to 30 ft. tall. Not one or two waves, but 100's an hour.... It is really blowing now.... Wind is fierce. We cannot see the bay, rain and wind obstruct the view.... I am so scared. My stomach aches. I am angry...


A Reference Handbook


Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096477

Category: Nature

Page: 412

View: 1042

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


Background, History and Bibliography


Author: Paul V. Kislow

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594547270

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 5340

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.

Hurricanes and Climate Change


Author: James B. Elsner,Thomas H. Jagger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387094106

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 7335

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.

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

View: 1687

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.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes


Author: Malini Sood

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404239005

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8359

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.

Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States


Author: Rick Schwartz

Publisher: Blue Diamond Books

ISBN: 9780978628000

Category: Nature

Page: 399

View: 725

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.

Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783


Author: Matthew Mulcahy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801882230

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 7851

"Intriguing and well-written analysis of the cultural impact of hurricanes in the plantation regions of seventeenth and eighteenth century British America." -- Institute of Historical Research

Hurricanes and Typhoons

Past, Present, and Future


Author: Richard J. Murnane,Kam-biu Liu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509282

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5963

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.



Author: Jean Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736805872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8491

Explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage they inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.

Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition


Author: David Longshore

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118791

Category: Cyclones

Page: 481

View: 8796

Features significant updates and information on recent weather phenomena and the devastation and loss that resulted. Hurricanes Andrew, Dean, Felix, Gilbert, and Wilma are covered in detail, as well as the most destructive and deadly tropical cyclone witnessed in the United States in the last 50 years, Hurricane Katrina.



Author: Suzy Wall

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410816192

Category: Big books

Page: 21

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Author: Michael Woods,Mary B. Woods

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822566786

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 575

Explains why hurricanes occur, how we prepare for them and also examines the history of some of the most famous.


Forces in Nature


Author: William B. Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433392976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 690

Hurricanes plague the tropics from June through November. Some years bring just a handful of storms. Other years, meteorologists run out of names because there are so many. Readers learn how and where these storms form and the dangers they pose to the land and people who live in Gulf and Atlantic coast regions.