Climate and Socioeconomic Impacts

  • Henry F. Diaz
  • Roger S. Pulwarty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Climatological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William M. Gray, John D. Sheaffer, Christopher W. Landsea
      Pages 15-53
    3. Lennart Bengtsson, Michael Botzet, Monika Esch
      Pages 67-90
  3. Impacts of Hurricane Variability

  4. Vulnerability and Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Roger S. Pulwarty, William E. Riebsame
      Pages 185-214
    3. Charles C. Watson Jr., Jan C. Vermeiren
      Pages 215-231
    4. Arthur A. Felts, David J. Smith
      Pages 233-249
  5. Hurricane Risks and Property-Loss Insurance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-292

About this book


Hurricanes of the North Atlantic Ocean have left their imprint on the landscape and human cultures for thousands of years. In modern times, fewer lifes have been lost due, in part, to the development of modern communication systems, and to improved understanding of the mechanisms of storm formation and movement. However, the immense growth of human populations in coastal areas, which are at risk to hurricanes, has resulted in very large increases in the amount of property damage sustained in the last decade in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions. This book is of interest to climatologists and meteorologists and as source of information for policymakers and emergency management planners.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henry F. Diaz
    • 1
  • Roger S. Pulwarty
    • 2
  1. 1.NOAA/ERL/CDCBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64502-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60672-4
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