Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume

Recent Hurricane Research

Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts

This book represents recent research on tropical cyclones and their impact, and a wide range of topics are covered. An updated global climatology is presented, including the global occurrence of tropical cyclones and the terrestrial factors that may contribute to the variability and long-term trends in their occurrence. Research also examines long term trends in tropical cyclone occurrences and intensity as related to solar activity, while other research discusses the impact climate change may have on these storms. The dynamics and structure of tropical cyclones are studied, with traditional diagnostics employed to examine these as well as more modern approaches in examining their thermodynamics. The book aptly demonstrates how new research into short-range forecasting of tropical cyclone tracks and intensities using satellite information has led to significant improvements. In looking at societal and ecological risks, and damage assessment, authors investigate the use of technology for anticipating, and later evaluating, the amount of damage that is done to human society, watersheds, and forests by land-falling storms. The economic and ecological vulnerability of coastal regions are also studied and are supported by case studies which examine the potential hazards related to the evacuation of populated areas, including medical facilities. These studies provide decision makers with a potential basis for developing improved evacuation techniques.

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Recent Hurricane ResearchClimate, Dynamics, and Societal ImpactsEdited by Anthony Lupo

Published: April 19th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/592

ISBN: 978-953-307-238-8

Copyright year: 2011

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59278 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

38 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations

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1. The Interannual and Interdecadal Variability in Hurricane Activity

By Anthony R. Lupo

1558

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2. Influence of Cosmophysical Phenomena and African Dust on Hurricanes Genesis

By Jorge Pérez-Peraza, Víctor Manuel Velasco Herrera and Igor Libin

1106

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3. The Impact of Hurricanes on the Weather of Western Europe

By Kieran Hickey

3182

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4. The Effects of Space Weather on Hurricane Activity

By Blanca Mendoza

2386

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5. Hurricane Intensity, Sea Surface Temperature, and Stochastic Variation

By Kenneth T. Bogen, Larry E. Fischer and Edwin D. Jones

2280

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6. Statistical Techniques for Exploring Possibly Increasing Trend of Hurricane Activity

By Jesper Rydén

1590

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7. Regional Increases in Landfall Frequency and Intensity of Atlantic Hurricanes in a Stochastic Model Forecast

By Jessica K Turner

1367

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8. Barotropic Aspects of Hurricane Structural and Intensity Variability

By Eric A. Hendricks, Hung-Chi Kuo, Melinda S. Peng and Daniel Hodyss

1050

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9. Studies of the Hurricane Evolution Based on Modern Thermodynamics

By Chongjian Liu, Ying Liu, Zhexian Luo, Xiaotu Lei, Donghai Wang and Xiaogang Zhou

1968

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10. Simulation of Tropical Cyclones Using Spectral Bin Microphysics

By Alexander Khain and Barry Lynn

1200

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11. Analysis of Tropical Cyclones in the South China Sea and Bay of Bengal during Monsoon Season

By Lei Yang, Wei-Wei Li, Dongxiao Wang and Yongping Li

2956

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12. Air-sea Interaction under Hurricane Wind Conditions

By Yuliya Troitskaya, Daniil Sergeev, Alexander Kandaurov and Vasilii Kazakov

1460

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13. How Vertical Wind Shear Affects Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change: An Overview

By Levi Thatcher and Zhaoxia Pu

2681

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14. Formation of Gravitational Hurricanes Simulated by Numerical Gravitational Gas Dynamics Model

By A. Pavlov

1057

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15. Improvements of Hurricane Forecast with Vortex Initialization using WRF Variational (WRF-Var) Data Assimilation

By Qingnong Xiao

1667

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16. Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasting through Data Assimilation: Environmental Conditions Versus the Vortex Initialization

By Zhaoxia Pu

1548

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17. The Impact of Oceanic Heat Content on the Rapid Intensification of Atlantic Hurricanes

By Kevin Law

1317

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18. Modelling Hurricane Related Hazards and Risk through GIS for Early Warning Systems

By Andrea Taramelli, Massimiliano Pasqui, Laura Melelli, Monia Santini and Alessandro Sorichetta

2246

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19. Geospatial Technique for Rapid Delineation of Potential Hurricane Damage

By William H. Cooke III, John C. Rodgers and Katarzyna Grala

1573

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20. Storm Surge: Physical Processes and an Impact Scale

By Hal Needham and Barry D. Keim

2850

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21. Estimating the Vulnerability of U.S. Coastal Areas to Hurricane Damage

By Jeffrey Pompe and Jennifer Haluska

4753

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22. Factors Associated with Hurricane Evacuation in North Carolina

By Horney, JA, MacDonald, PDM, Berke, P, Van Willigen, M and Kaufman, JS

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23. The Role of Non-Recurring Congestion in Massive Hurricane Evacuation Events

By Daniel J. Fonseca, Gary P. Moynihan and Huston Fernandes

1038

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24. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - Effects on Children’s Healthcare

By Gensure, Robert Charles, Ponnapakkam and Adharsh

1310

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25. Hurricane Evacuations of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

By Marc Oliver Maybauer, Michael Megna, Sven Asmussen and Dirk Manfred Maybauer

2546

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26. Case Studies and Lessons Learned in Chemical Emergencies Related to Hurricanes

By Perri Zeitz Ruckart and Maureen F. Orr

1698

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27. The Complexity of Catastrophic Wind Impacts on Temperate Forests

By Weimin Xi and Robert K. Peet

1766

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28. Hurricane Georges Accelerated Litterfall Fluxes of a 26 yr-old Novel Secondary Forest in Puerto Rico

By Ariel E. Lugo, Carlos M. Domínguez Cristóbal, and Noemí Méndez

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29. Hurricane-Induced Phytoplankton Blooms: Satellite Observations and Numerical Model Simulations

By Menghua Wang, Xiaoming Liu, and Wei Shi

1941

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30. Using Regional-scale Pre- and Post Hurricane Katrina Lidar for Monitoring and Modeling

By Jason Stoker, D. Phil Turnipseed and K. Van Wilson

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31. Segmentation Methods for Synthetic Aperture Radar

By Shuang Wang

1680

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