Brian Bossak

in Geography

ISBN: 9780199874002
Published online February 2013 | | DOI:

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Hurricanes are a significant hazard along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, the Florida peninsula, and in many other basins, such as the western Pacific (typhoons), Indian Ocean, and Southern Ocean (cyclones). Hurricanes are the strongest form of tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin, with the other strengths termed tropical storm and tropical depression, in decreasing intensity, respectively. Hurricanes are multifaceted hazards in that they are contingent events (i.e., require a specific set of ocean–atmospheric parameters to form, develop, intensify, and to eventually make landfall or to remain offshore). These storms present great variability in respect to formation, track, and intensity. In addition, evidence suggests that hurricanes may be linked to long-term trends associated with climate features in the atmosphere and ocean. This online reference guide contains information for basic hurricane reference resources; commonly cited journals containing hurricane-related research articles; and reference papers categorized by frequency, intensity, situation, track, hazard, and climate links. Hurricanes exist (by various names) in basins other than that of the Atlantic Ocean (including the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico), such as typhoons in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and cyclones in the southeastern Indian Ocean and Australia; however, this bibliography focuses primarily on US-centric hurricane research, and thus, on Atlantic basin hurricanes. The sections in this bibliography include publications that may contain aspects of more than one particular topic—therefore, many of the suggested sources are not mutually exclusive to one section or heading. With that in mind, the effort has been toward placing each entry in the section where it provides the best relevance to the topic under discussion.

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography ; Human Geography

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