ABSTRACT

Hurricane Climatology for the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States   [open pdf - 8MB]

This published study of hurricane climatological statistics provides a comprehensive set of data for the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the U.S., from Texas to Maine. The study analyzes central pressure, maximum winds, and other characteristics of hurricanes, as well as determines the frequency of storm surge levels. The objectives of the study were to define the frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms along the coastline, and to develop probability distributions for four distinct hurricane parameters. The data represented in these meteorological parameters can be used to create storm surge models, critical models for estimating insurance rates in distinct geographical areas.

Report Number:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Technical Report, NWS 38
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Date:
1987-04
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Public Domain
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/
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pdf
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