Florida hurricanes and tropical storms: 1871-1993, an historical review

Doehring, Fred and Duedall, Iver W. and Williams, John M. (1994) Florida hurricanes and tropical storms: 1871-1993, an historical review. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College, (Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper, 71)

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Abstract

In recent times, from 1871-1993, nearly 1,0OO tropical cyclones of tropical storm or hurricane intensity have s cur red in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Of this total, about 180 have reached Florida, with 75 of these known to have hurricane force winds (wind speed 2 74 mph) and 105 with tropical storm force winds (39 mph - 73 mph). While early records are fragmentary and incomplete, the following is a discussion of the more formidable Florida hurricanes. For convenience and to provide readable hurricane tracks, the discussion examines hurricanes occurring within 30-year periods, divided into 10-year sections. When possible the SaffirISirnpson Scale (Table 1) describes the hurricane category for both past hurricanes (before the scale was developed), and recent hurricanes. (157pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Florida hurricanes and tropical storms: 1871-1993, an historical review
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Doehring, Fred
Duedall, Iver W.
Williams, John M.
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper
Number: 71
Date: 1994
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Funders: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: hurricanes; Florida
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Oceanography
Item ID: 360
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2007 19:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/360

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