Tropical Storms and Hurricanes


Author: Liza N. Burby
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823952908
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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An introduction to tropical storms and hurricanes with information on how they begin, when and where they occur, the damage they can do, and some of the worst storms of this century.

Storms and Hurricanes

Usborne Beginners
Author: Emily Bone,Paul Weston
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409584267
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An easy-to-read introduction to wild and windy weather, illustrated with dramatic full-colour photographs. Includes information about different types of storms, what makes thunder and lightning and how to spot a hurricane. Links to recommended websites allow children to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch

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.

Lessons from Hurricane Ike


Author: Philip B. Bedient
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447362
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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If Hurricane Ike had made landfall just fifty miles down the Texas coast, the devastation and death caused by what was already one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history would have quadrupled. Ike made everyone realize just how exposed and vulnerable the Houston-Galveston area is in the face of a major storm. What is done to address this vulnerability will shape the economic, social, and environmental landscape of the region for decades to come. In Lessons from Hurricane Ike, Philip Bedient and the research team at the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University provide an overview of some of the research being done in the Houston-Galveston region in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The center was formed shortly after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Its research examines everything from surge and inland flooding to bridge infrastructure. Lessons from Hurricane Ike gathers the work of some of the premier researchers in the fields of hurricane prediction and impact, summarizing it in accessible language accompanied by abundant illustrations—not just graphs and charts, but dramatic photos and informative maps. Orienting readers to the history and basic meteorology of severe storms along the coast, the book then revisits the impact of Hurricane Ike and discusses what scientists and engineers are studying as they look at flooding, storm surges, communications, emergency response, evacuation planning, transportation issues, coastal resiliency, and the future sustainability of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area.

Hurricane Almanac 2006

The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present, and Future
Author: Bryan Norcross
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466870680
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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Bryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped thousands of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. With hurricanes back in the headlines and destined to stay there, one of America's leading experts offers a unique almanac compiling hundreds of nuggets of fascinating, useful, and potentially life-saving information. Bryan Norcross's Hurricane Almanac 2006 reviews the catastrophic season of 2005, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, looks forward to hurricane seasons to come, highlights the fascinating history of hurricanes interacting with civilization, and details our rapidly increasingly ability -- but still with limitations -- to predict the severity and paths of storms. Key sections offer checklists of items needed to make homes, businesses, and people safe during storms, and where to find the best information before and during a storm and how to best interpret it. Bryan will also include a provocative chapter entitled: What I'd do better: ideas for a better hurricane system.

Florida's Hurricane History


Author: Jay Barnes
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807830682
Category: Nature
Page: 407
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Featuring a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred different storms, an informative and up-to-date account of the major hurricanes to hit Florida over the past four and a half centuries, and their human cost, includes more than one hundred illustrations and seventy-six maps. Simultaneous. UP.

Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition


Author: David Longshore
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118791
Category: Cyclones
Page: 481
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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.

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.

Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System


Author: William K.-M. Lau,Duane E. Waliser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540272502
Category: Science
Page: 437
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This is the first comprehensive review of intra-seasonal variability (ISV); the contents are balanced between observation, theory and modeling. Starting with an overview of ISV and historical observations, the book addresses the coupling between ocean and atmosphere, and the worldwide role of ISV in monsoon variability. Also considered are the connections between oscillations like the Madden, Julian and El Nino/Southern and short-term climate.

Hurricanes and Storms


Author: Clint Twist
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237517991
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 45
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Describes the characteristics of hurricanes and other kinds of storms, the damage they may cause, and possible protective measures.

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic

Climate and Society
Author: James B. Elsner,A. Birol Kara
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195352283
Category: Science
Page: 512
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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. And with the increasing development of coastal areas, the impact of these storms will likely increase. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of North Atlantic hurricanes and what they mean to society. It is intended as an intermediary between hurricane climate research and the users of hurricane information. Topics include the climatology of tropical cyclones in general and those of the North Atlantic in particular; the major North Atlantic hurricanes, focusing on U.S. landfalling storms; the prediction models used in forecasting; and societal vulnerability to hurricanes, including ideas for modeling the relationship between climatological data and analysis in the social and economic sciences.

Hurricane Katrina


Author: Jeannine Ouellette
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781604538083
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Learn about the hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005.

Anatomy of a Hurricane


Author: Terri Dougherty
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429647957
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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"Describes how hurricanes form, how scientists study them, and how people can protect against their destruction"--Provided by publisher.

Science and the storms: The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005

The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005
Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160867149
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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"Provides a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the important role of science in landscape restoration and community recovery"--Provided by publisher.

Severe Storm Engineering for Structural Design


Author: Michele Melaragno
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9782884491501
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 339
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In 1989, 1990, and 1991, Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew, and Iniki pummeled the United States wrecking residences, office buildings, military installations, and shopping areas. The devastation had a profound effect on local communities, industries, and commerce. Judging from the destruction these storms caused to buildings in their areas, it is clear that we still have a great deal to learn about designing structures to withstand hurricane-force winds. This book, for both the student and practicing architect or engineer, explores wind velocity typical of storms such as these. Weather conditions are translated into actual forces on a structure to be used to better design buildings that will resist further hurricanes. Nuclear power plants and other sensitive structures receive special attention. Building codes and standards in other countries are studied in correlation to the number of casualties suffered during a violent storm

Sea of Storms

A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852080
Category: History
Page: 472
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The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean’s indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region’s governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Lowcountry Hurricanes

Three Centuries of Storms at Sea and Ashore
Author: Walter J. Fraser
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820328669
Category: Nature
Page: 319
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An illustrated history describes in detail the most notable storms that have altered lives and landscapes along the Georgia-South Carolina seaboard over the past three hundred years, in a volume that draws on eyewitness accounts to examine the dramatic impact of the storms on the coastal lowcountry and its environs.