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Hurricane: Selected Readings for the Interested Public

Updated August 2005

image of wind-blown palm trees A Brief Climatology of Tropical Cyclones in Louisiana. National Weather Service, Lake Charles Louisiana Weather Forecast Office. 2003.

Bentley, Mace, and Horstmeyer, Steve. "Hurricane legacies." Weatherwise. 52 (1999) (5): 28-32.

Addison, Doug. "Storms of the centuries." Weatherwise 48 (June/July 1995): 13-14.

The American experience: the hurricane of '38 [videorecording]. Narrated by David McCullough, A Lennon Documentary Group film, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston. 1993./

Beven, Jack and Andrew Shashy. "Tropical Prediction Center." Mariners Weather Log 40 (1) (Spring 1996): 13-16.

Black, Harvey. "Satellite enhancements [GOES 8 provides hurricane data]." Weatherwise 49 (February/March1996): 10-11.

Blake, Eric S., Rappaport, Edward N., Landsea, Christopher W., and Jerry G. Jarrell. Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones from 1851 to 2004 (NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS TPC-4). Miami, Florida: National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, Tropical Prediction Center. Updated August 2005.

Catalano, Peter. "Hurricane alert!" Popular Science 247 (September 1995) : 65-70.

Chaston, Peter R. Hurricanes! Kearney, MO: Chaston Scientific, Inc., 1996.

Climate of 2005: Summary of Hurricane Katrina. Asheville, North Carolina: National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). September 1, 2005.

Dawes, Robert A. The dragon's breath: hurricane at sea. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Dunlop, Beth. "Coping with natural catastrophes [the role of architecture]." Architectural Record 182 (June 1994) : 38-41.

Franklin, JL. "A Season of Devastation: Atlantic Hurricanes 2004." Weatherwise. 58 (Mar-Apr 2005) (2): 52-61.

Grenci, Lee. Doing the Fujiwhara. Weatherwise 48 (April/May 1995) : 43.

Grenci, Lee. "The loneliness of the long-distance hurricane." Weatherwise 47 (December/January 1995): 55.

Grey, William M., et al. "Early April Atlantic Basin seasonal hurricane prediction for 1996." Mariners Weather Log 40 (1: Spring 1996): 18-20.

Henson, Robert. "Hurricanes in disguise (hybrid storms)." Weatherwise 48 (December 1995/January 1996): 12-17.

"Hurricane onslaught." Time 146 (11 September 1995): 65-66.

Hurricane Camille. From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.

Hurricane Season Tropical Cyclone Reports from 1958-2004 from the National Hurricane Center.

Iacovelli, Debi. "Hurricane warning: where will your boat be safe?" Mariners Weather Log 40 (2: Summer 1996): 42-43.

Iacovelli, Debi. "The new guard". Weatherwise 48 (August/September 1995): 20-23.

Iacovelli, Debi. "Inside the hurricane center." Weatherwise 47 (3: June/July 1994): 28-32.

Kluger, Jeffery. "High over the eye." Time 148 (16 September 1996): 70-71.

"Killer hurricanes: are they becoming more frequent?" USA Today [periodical], 121(June 1993): 4.

Lambert, Pam. "Eye of the storm (B. Norcross, Chief meteorologist for Miami's WTVJ]." People Weekly 38(21 September 1992): 67-68.

Landsea, Christopher W., et al. FAQS: Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division. Version 4.0, August 2004.

Landsea, Christopher W., et al. "Seasonal forecasting of Atlantic hurricane activity." Weather 49 (8: August 1994): 273-284.

Marscher, Bill and Fran Marscher. The great sea island storm of 1893. San Jose, Califiornia: Authors Choice Press. 2001.

Masters, Jeffrey M. "Hunting Hugo." Weatherwise,. 52 (5): pp. 20-27. 1999.

Memorial Web Page for the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. National Weather Service, Miami Weather Forecast Office.

Pielke, Roger A., Chantal Simonpietri, and Jennifer Oxelson. 1999. Thirty Years After Hurricane Camille: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost. Boulder, Colorado: Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado/CIRES

Posey, Carl A. "Hurricane Omni: Scenario for seeding an imaginary storm." Omni 16 (March 1994): 14.

Posey, Carl A. "Reaping the Whirlwind". Omni 16 (March 1994): 34-36+.

Potter, S. "Retrospect: September 8, 1900." Weatherwise. 57 ( Sep-Oct 2004) (5): 20-21.

Ringle, Ken. "The horror of great hurricanes." Mariners Weather Log 37 (1: Winter 1993): 4-11.

Rosenfeld, Jeff. "The forgotten hurricane [1893 storm that struck the Sea Islands off of South Carolina]." Weatherwise 46 (August/September 1993): 13-18.

Santana, S. "Remembering--ANDREW." Weatherwise. 55 (Jul-Aug 2002) (4): 14-19.

Schaaf, Fred. "Hurricanes and harvest moon." Mother Earth News, 145 (August/September 1994): 26-29.

Service Assessment: Hurricane Isabel September 18-19, 2003. Silver Spring: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. 2004.

Service Assessment: Hurricane Katrina August 23-31, 2005
Silver Spring: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. 2006.

Sheets, Robert and Jack Williams. Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth. New York: Vintage Books. 2001.

Smith, David J., et al. "Risk communication: the role of the South Carolina State Climatology Office." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 76 (12: December 1995): 2423-2431.

Smith, F.G. Walton. "An inside look at planet's powerhouse." Sea Frontiers 38 (November/December 1992): 28-31.

Smith, Thomas J., et al. "Mangroves, hurricanes, and lightning strikes (Hurricane Andrew)." Bioscience 44 (April 1994): 256-262.

Stevens, William K. " '95 hurricane season seen as one of fiercest in the last 20 years." New York Times 27 June 1995, C1+.

Storm Signals: Tropical Storm Allison. 58 (Summer 2001) Galveston Texas National Weather Forecast Office. Entire issue of Storm Signals has articles on Tropical Storm Allison.

Sugg, Arnold L, Pardue, Leonard G, DeAngelis, Richard M, Thompson, Herbert J. "The storm of the century?" Weatherwise, 52 (4): 28-31.

Trenberth, Kevin. "Uncertainty in Hurricanes and Global Warming." Science 308 (5729) (17 Jun 2005): 1753-1754.

Vega, Anthony J. and Mark S. Binkley. "Tropical cyclone landfall in the United States 1960-1989." National Weather Digest 19 (1: August 1994): 14-26.

Video Gallery: Learn About Hurricanes from the Discovery Channel

As a general note, please be aware that in the February/March issues of Weatherwise, and also annually in Mariners Weather Log, there are articles describing the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons from the preceding year.

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