Effect of Hurricane Elena on Florida's marsh-dominated coast: Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties

Hine, Albert C. and Evans, Mark W. and Mearns, David L. and Belknap, Daniel P. (1987) Effect of Hurricane Elena on Florida's marsh-dominated coast: Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. Gainsville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College, (Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper, 49)

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Abstract

During late August and early September, 1985, Hurricane Elena passed erratically through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening landfall across the west-central Florida coast. This class 3 (maximum winds were 110 knots)hurricane's unusual path caused i t t o remain approximately stationary about 100 km off the west-central coast of Florida for 36 hours. Eventually, Elena passed off to the west-northwest making 1 and fall along the Mississippi coast. Hurricane Elena caused the largest evacuation in. U.S. history of people from coastal lowlands. This storm also caused widespread property damage and is one of the most expensive storms on record. (38pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Effect of Hurricane Elena on Florida's marsh-dominated coast: Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties
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Hine, Albert C.
Evans, Mark W.
Mearns, David L.
Belknap, Daniel P.
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper
Number: 49
Date: 1987
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College
Place of Publication: Gainsville, FL
Department: Department of Marine Science
Institution: University of South Florida
Uncontrolled Keywords: hurricanes, Florida, marsh, coastal erosion, mangroves, Hurricane Elena, Hurricane Kate
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Oceanography
Environment
Item ID: 30
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2007 13:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/30

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