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The Resource Hurricanes of the North Atlantic : climate and society, James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic : climate and society, James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara

Label
Hurricanes of the North Atlantic : climate and society
Title
Hurricanes of the North Atlantic
Title remainder
climate and society
Statement of responsibility
James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Called the greatest storms on the planet, hurricanes are phenomenal yet menacing features of the tropical North Atlantic Ocean, causing immense social and economic upheaval. As people continue to develop coastal areas, society's liability to hurricanes will dramatically increase, regardless of changes in the environment. This book addresses these key issues, providing a detailed examination of hurricanes with respect to both climate and society. It covers everything from historical data sets and hurricane statistics to prediction models used in forecasting to societal vulnerability to hurricanes, including ideas on risk management. Special attention is given to major North Atlantic hurricanes, particularly those storms that make landfall in the United States." "Scientists in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and economics as well as decision makers in government and industry concerned with disaster relief and insurance will find this book an invaluable reference."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elsner, James B
Dewey number
551.55/2/091631
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC945
LC item number
.E46 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kara, A. Birol
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • North Atlantic Region
  • United States
  • Cyclones
  • Protection contre les cyclones
  • Catastrophes naturelles
  • Ouragans
  • Ouragans
  • Ouragans
  • Hurrikan
  • Klima
  • Soziale Kosten
  • Wirtschaft
  • Atlantischer Ozean
  • Klima
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
Label
Hurricanes of the North Atlantic : climate and society, James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-480) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hurricane Characteristics -- Hurricane Categories and Impacts -- Hurricane Climate Data -- North Atlantic Hurricanes -- Tropical Only Hurricanes -- Baroclimically Enhanced Hurricanes -- Major Hurricanes -- U.S. Hurricanes -- Hurricanes of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bermuda -- Hurricane Cycles and trends -- Hurricane Return Periods -- Hurricanes of the Early 1990s -- History of Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting -- Seasonal Forecast Models -- Sub Basin Forecast Models -- Prospects for Extended Range Outlooks -- People at Risk -- Property at Risk -- Catastrophe Insurance -- Integrated Assessment
Control code
ocm38856170
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 488 pages
Isbn
9780195125085
Lccn
98016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38856170
  • (OCoLC)38856170
Label
Hurricanes of the North Atlantic : climate and society, James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-480) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hurricane Characteristics -- Hurricane Categories and Impacts -- Hurricane Climate Data -- North Atlantic Hurricanes -- Tropical Only Hurricanes -- Baroclimically Enhanced Hurricanes -- Major Hurricanes -- U.S. Hurricanes -- Hurricanes of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bermuda -- Hurricane Cycles and trends -- Hurricane Return Periods -- Hurricanes of the Early 1990s -- History of Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting -- Seasonal Forecast Models -- Sub Basin Forecast Models -- Prospects for Extended Range Outlooks -- People at Risk -- Property at Risk -- Catastrophe Insurance -- Integrated Assessment
Control code
ocm38856170
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 488 pages
Isbn
9780195125085
Lccn
98016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38856170
  • (OCoLC)38856170

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