Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Hurricane Research

Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts

Edited by Kieran Hickey

University College Cork

This book provides a wealth of new information, ideas and analysis on some of the key unknowns in hurricane research. Topics covered include the numerical prediction systems for tropical cyclone development, the use of remote sensing methods for tropical cyclone development, a parametric surface wind model for tropical cyclones, a micrometeorological analysis of the wind as a hurricane passes over Houston, USA, the meteorological passage of numerous tropical cyclones as they pass over the South China Sea, simulation modelling of evacuations by motorised vehicles in Alabama, the influence of high stream-flow events on nutrient flows in the post hurricane period, a reviews of the medical needs, both physical and psychological of children in a post hurricane scenario and finally the impact of two hurricanes on Ireland. Hurricanes discussed in the various chapters include Katrina, Ike, Isidore, Humberto, Debbie and Charley and many others in the North Atlantic as well as numerous tropical cyclones in the South China Sea.

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Advances in Hurricane ResearchModelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and ImpactsEdited by Kieran Hickey

Published: December 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3399

ISBN: 978-953-51-0867-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5020-6

Copyright year: 2012

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14409 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Initialization of Tropical Cyclones in Numerical Prediction Systems

By Eric A. Hendricks and Melinda S. Peng


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2. Elaboration of Technologies for the Diagnosis of Tropical Hurricanes Beginning in Oceans with Remote Sensing Methods

By A. G. Grankov, S. V. Marechek, A. A. Milshin, E. P. Novichikhin, S. P. Golovachev, N. K. Shelobanova and A. M. Shutko


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3. Assessment of a Parametric Hurricane Surface Wind Model for Tropical Cyclones in the Gulf of Mexico

By Kelin Hu, Qin Chen and Patrick Fitzpatrick


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4. The Variations of Atmospheric Variables Recorded at Xisha Station in the South China Sea During Tropical Cyclone Passages

By Dongxiao Wang, Jian Li, Lei Yang and Yunkai He


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5. Characteristics of Hurricane Ike During Its Passage over Houston, Texas

By Gunnar W. Schade


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6. Application of Simulation Modeling for Hurricane Contraflow Evacuation Planning

By Gary P. Moynihan and Daniel J. Fonseca


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7. Transport of Nitrate and Ammonium During Tropical Storm and Hurricane Induced Stream Flow Events from a Southeastern USA Coastal Plain In-Stream Wetland - 1997 to 1999

By J. M. Novak, A. A. Szogi, K.C. Stone, X. Chu, D. W. Watts and M. H. Johnson


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8. Meeting the Medical and Mental Health Needs of Children After a Major Hurricane

By Robert C. Gensure and Adharsh Ponnapakkam


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9. The Impact of Hurricane Debbie (1961) and Hurricane Charley (1986) on Ireland

By Kieran R. Hickey and Christina Connolly-Johnston


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