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

Author(s): Elsner, James B
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Subjects: Hurricanes--North Atlantic Ocean Region
Hurricanes--United States
Hurricanes--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
LC Classification: Q, QC
Physical Description: xiv, 488 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: 1. Hurricane Characteristics 1
2. Hurricane Categories and Impacts 15
3. Hurricane Climate Data 37
4. North Atlantic Hurricanes 52
5. Tropical Only Hurricanes 85
6. Baroclinically Enhanced Hurricanes 111
7. Major Hurricanes 137
8. U.S. Hurricanes 165
9. Hurricanes of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Bermuda 211
10. Hurricane Cycles and Trends 240
11. Hurricane Return Periods 279
12. Hurricanes of the Early 1990s 309
13. History of Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting 325
14. Seasonal Forecast Models 339
15. Sub Basin Forecast Models 355
16. Prospects for Extended Range Outlooks 369
17. People at Risk 379
18. Property at Risk 407
19. Catastrophe Insurance 429
20. Integrated Assessment 448
References 463
Index 481
Additional Authors: Kara, A. Birol
Notes: LCCN: 98016652
ISBN: 0195125088
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-480) and index
OCLC Number: 38856170
ISBN/ISSN: 0195125088