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PUBLICATIONID : 55055
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and The Caribbean: Normalized Damage and Loss Potentials
ORIG_TITLE : Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and The Caribbean: Normalized Damage and Loss Potentials
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA, J Rubiera, C Landsea, ML Fernandez and R Klein
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA, J Rubiera, C Landsea, ML Fernandez and R Klein
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : [Pielke, Roger A., Jr.; Klein, Roberta] Univ Colorado, Cooperat Inst Res Environm Sci, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; [Rubiera, Jose] Natl Dept Predict, Havana, Cuba; [Landsea, Christopher] Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Atlantic Oceanog & Meteorol Lab, Hurricane Res Div, Miami, FL 33149 USA; [Fernandez, Mario L.] World Econ Res Ctr, Havana, Cuba
PUBLISHER : ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Nat. Hazards Rev.
BEGINPAGE : 101
ENDPAGE : 114
VOLUME : 4
ISSUE : 3
PUBLISH_DATE : AUG
YEAR : 2003
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-1769-2003.21.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000208496800001
CITATION : 75
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 1527-6988
IDS : V25SD
DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2003)4:3(101)
ABSTRACT : In late October 1998, the remnants of Hurricane Mitch stalled over Honduras and Nicaragua, killing more than 10,000 people and causing as much as $8.5 billion in damage. While Central America and the Caribbean have a history of natural disasters, the fatalities and destruction caused by Mitch were the greatest in at least several decades, prompting many questions including: What accounts for the extent of these losses? Is Mitch a harbinger of future disasters in the region? and What might be done in response? This paper seeks to shed light on these questions by examining the historical and geographic context of hurricane vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper examines trends in economic and other societal factors that increase vulnerability to hurricanes in Central America and the Caribbean and includes a case study of normalized hurricane losses in Cuba made possible by newly collected damage data published herein. The paper places its findings into the context of policies related to climate change and natural hazards.
AREA : Engineering; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Geology; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences; Water Resources
PUBLICATION : NATURAL HAZARDS REVIEW
PLACE : RESTON
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 55055
PAGES : 101-114
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Cooperat Inst Res Environm Sci, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Campus Box 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, Roger A., Jr.; Rubiera, Jose; Landsea, Christopher; Fernandez, Mario L.; Klein, Roberta
FUNDING : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center; National Science Foundation
FUNDING_ACKNOWLEDGEMENT : The writers are grateful to Chantal Simonpietri, D. Jan Stewart, Jennifer Oxelson, three anonymous referees, and officials at the United Nations for the invaluable assistance provided in preparing this paper. This research was partially supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center. Much of the work was completed while the first and fifth writers were at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
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