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PUBLICATIONID : 7276
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : La Nina, El Nino, and Atlantic hurricane damages in the United States
ORIG_TITLE : La Nina, El Nino, and Atlantic hurricane damages in the United States
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA and CN Landsea
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA and CN Landsea
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Environm & Societal Impacts Grp, Boulder, CO 80307 USA; NOAA, Atlantic Oceanog & Meteorol Lab, Hurricane Res Div, Miami, FL 33149 USA
PUBLISHER : AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 3
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.
BEGINPAGE : 2027
ENDPAGE : 2033
VOLUME : 80
ISSUE : 10
PUBLISH_DATE : OCT
YEAR : 1999
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/1999.14.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000082787800003
CITATION : 92
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2016-07-29 08:43:18
ISSN : 0003-0007
IDS : 239UJ
DOI : 10.1175/1520-0477(1999)080<2027:LNAENO>2.0.CO;2
ABSTRACT : Hurricanes result in considerable damage in the United States. Previous work has shown that Atlantic hurricane landfalls in the United States have a strong relationship with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation phenomena. This paper compares the historical record of La Nina and El Nino events defined by eastern Pacific sea surface temperature with a dataset of hurricane losses normalized to 1997 values. A significant relationship is found between the ENSO cycle and U.S. hurricane losses, with La Nina years exhibiting much more damage. Used appropriately, this relationship is of potential value to decision makers who are able to manage risk based on probabilistic information.
KEYWORD_PLUS : TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY; SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE; PACIFIC; CLIMATOLOGY; FREQUENCY; ENSO
AREA : Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
PUBLICATION : BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
PLACE : BOSTON
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 7276
PAGES : 2027-2033
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Environm & Societal Impacts Grp, POB 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 USA
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA; Landsea, CN
REFERENCES_NUM : 30
PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : 45 BEACON ST, BOSTON, MA 02108-3693 USA
COUNT : 1