Historical Climate Variability and Impacts in North America


ISBN: 978-90-481-2829-7 (Print) 978-90-481-2828-0 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Regional Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-21

      The Great Flood of 1771: An Explanation of Natural Causes and Social Effects

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 23-34

      Historical Changes to the Tennessee Precipitation Regime

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 35-45

      “Don’t Want to See No More… Like That!”: Climate Change As a Factor in the Collapse of Lowcountry Rice Culture, 1893–1920

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 47-58

      Climate in the Historical Record of Sixteenth Century Spanish Florida: The Case of Santa Elena Re-examined

  3. Reconstructing Extreme Events and Parameters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 59-59

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 61-77

      Historical Accounts of the Drought and Hurricane Season of 1860

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 79-97

      Reconstructing 19th Century Atlantic Basin Hurricanes at Differing Spatial Scales

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 99-106

      The Sitka Hurricane of October 1880

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 107-121

      Daily Synoptic Weather Map Analysis of the New England Cold Wave and Snowstorms of 5 to 11 June 1816

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 123-145

      March 1843: The Most Abnormal Month Ever?

  4. The Role of Station History in Understanding the Instrumental Record

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 149-169

      Weather Station History and Introduced Variability in Climate Data

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 171-188

      Monitoring the Climate of the Old Northwest: 1820–1895

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 189-206

      Spatial Metadata for Weather Stations and the Interpretation of Climate Data

  5. Methodologies and Other Analyses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 209-229

      A Seasonal Warm/Cold Index for the Southern Yukon Territory: 1842–1852

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 231-250

      Backward Seasons, Droughts and Other Bioclimatic Indicators of Variability

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 251-273

      The Challenge of Snow Measurements

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 275-278