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PUBLICATIONID : 53354
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : Historical Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls
ORIG_TITLE : Historical Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls
AUTHOR : Weinkle, J, R Maue and R Pielke
FIRST_AUTHOR : Weinkle, J, R Maue and R Pielke
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : [Weinkle, Jessica; Pielke, Roger, Jr.] Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; [Maue, Ryan] USN, Res Lab, Natl Res Council, Monterey, CA USA
PUBLISHER : AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : J. Clim.
BEGINPAGE : 4729
ENDPAGE : 4735
VOLUME : 25
ISSUE : 13
PUBLISH_DATE : 1-Jul
YEAR : 2012
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/publications/special/historical_tropical_cyclone_landfalls.html
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000306043800019
CITATION : 21
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 0894-8755
IDS : 969GN
DOI : 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00719.1
ABSTRACT : In recent decades, economic damage from tropical cyclones (TCs) around the world has increased dramatically. Scientific literature published to date finds that the increase in losses can be explained entirely by societal changes (such as increasing wealth, structures, population, etc.) in locations prone to tropical cyclone landfalls, rather than by changes in annual storm frequency or intensity. However, no homogenized dataset of global tropical cyclone landfalls has been created that might serve as a consistency check for such economic normalization studies. Using currently available historical TC best-track records, a global database focused on hurricane-force strength landfalls was constructed. The analysis does not indicate significant long-period global or individual basin trends in the frequency or intensity of landfalling TCs of minor or major hurricane strength. The evidence in this study provides strong support for the conclusion that increasing damage around the world during the past several decades can be explained entirely by increasing wealth in locations prone to TC landfalls, which adds confidence to the fidelity of economic normalization analyses.
KEYWORD_PLUS : CLIMATE-CHANGE; METEOROLOGY; LOSSES; TRENDS
AREA : Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : jessica.weinkle@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : JOURNAL OF CLIMATE
PLACE : BOSTON
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 53354
PAGES : 4729-4735
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Weinkle, J (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,Campus Box 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Weinkle, Jessica; Maue, Ryan; Pielke, Roger, Jr.
FUNDING : U.S. National Science Foundation DMUU Grant [SES 0345604]
FUNDING_ACKNOWLEDGEMENT : The authors thank Chris Landsea, Ryan Crompton, Buck Sampson, and Edward Fukada. We thank Ami Nacu-Schmidt and Evan Pugh for helping to prepare the paper for publication. This work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation DMUU Grant SES 0345604. Dr. Maue acknowledges the National Research Council Research Associateship Program while at the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California.
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