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Coastal Hazards, Risks, and Marine Extreme Events

Eduardo Marone, Ricardo de Camargo and Julio Salcedo Castro.

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology; Atmospheric Sciences; Geophysics. 7286 words.

This article describes the threat costal hazards pose to existing life in light of climate change and natural disaster. It includes an overview of flooding, extreme waves, and other...

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Physical Mechanisms Responsible for Track Changes and Rainfall Distributions Associated with Tropical Cyclone Landfall

Johnny C.L. Chan.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Oceanography and Hydrology. 8086 words.

As a tropical cyclone approaches land, its interaction with the characteristics of the land (surface roughness, topography, moisture availability, etc.) will lead to changes in its track as...

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Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms

Howard B. Bluestein.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Atmospheric Sciences. 20682 words.

In the past four decades much has been discovered about tornado formation and structure from observations, laboratory models, and numerical-simulation experiments. Observations include...

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Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms

Howard B. Bluestein.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Atmospheric Sciences. 20604 words.

In the past four decades much has been discovered about tornado formation and structure from observations, laboratory models, and numerical-simulation experiments. Observations include...

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