This easily accessible reference work reveals the workings of savage tropical storms, charts their actions and cycles, assesses their economic and environmental impact, and reviews the latest research on hurricanes.
Highlights • Includes a summary of hurricanes in the past century in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and details important recent storms such as Agnes, Hugo, Camille, and Andrew • Advances in field studies and forecasting are examined, from observations in the Virgin Islands in the early 1900s to satellite pictures and computer projections
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick is assistant professor of meteorology at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. He is involved in the Excitement of Meteorology for Young Scholars program and the JSU-NASA Partnership for Research and Education Programs.
Reviews "Remember it for your next hurricane patron. For those without standing orders, consider this as an individual purchase, it will serve you well. Recommended for all libraries."—E-Streams
"This book will be useful for its encyclopedic content. General readers, graduate students, faculty, and researchers."—Choice
"This volume is recommended for geology and natural hazard reference collections."—American Reference Books Annual