Hurricanes and Climate Change

Editors: Elsner, James B., Jagger, Thomas H. (Eds.)

  • A unique book, drawing from an international community of scholars in the field of hurricane climate science
  • The science addresses a variety of perspectives ranging from the microphysics of lightning to geological evidence of prehistoric storminess
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About this book

Hurricanes are nature’s most destructive agents. They have recently been linked to changes in climate. A 4-day international summit on hurricanes and climate change took place in 2007 to discuss and debate various scientific issues related to this important topic. There were 77 attendees from 18 different countries who participated in the summit.

This book is a sample collection of papers from talks that were presented. The chapters are organized around the broad hurricane-climate themes of empirical evidence, statistical methods, and numerical models. A major focus of the conference was the importance of statistical models for understanding how hurricane activity is changing and may change in the future. Emphasis was also placed on evidence of low-frequency swings in hurricane activity using historical and geological records. Results from various high-resolution numerical models, including a 20-km mesh model, were consistent in showing stronger hurricanes in a warmer future. Most numerical models indicate an overall decrease in the number of storms attributable to greater atmospheric stability and to a decrease in vertical mass flux.

This book is unique in its scope drawing from an international community of scholars in the field of hurricane climate science. The science addresses a variety of perspectives ranging from the microphysics of lightning to geological evidence of prehistoric storminess.

About the authors

James B. Elsner is a Professor of Geography at Florida State University where he teaches about climate and statistics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1988 and earned tenure in the Department of Meteorology at Florida State University in 1996. His research interests include the hurricane hazard and statistical modeling. He has written over 75 research articles in scientific journals and two books. His latest book on hurricanes and climate is available from Oxford University Press. Dr. Elsner is the President of Climatek; a company that develops models for hurricane risk analysis.

Thomas H. Jagger is Vice President of Climatek and an independent research scholar.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Science and Politics Problem: Policymaking, Climate Change and Hurricanes

    Sussman, Glen

    Pages 1-25

  • Detection and Attribution of Climate Change Effects on Tropical Cyclones

    Walsh, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Electrification in Hurricanes: Implications for Water Vapor in the Tropical Tropopause Layer

    Pittman, Jasna V (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Long-Term Natural Variability of Tropical Cyclones in Australia

    Nott, Jonathan

    Pages 35-59

  • Statistical Link Between United States Tropical Cyclone Activity and the Solar Cycle

    Elsner, James B (et al.)

    Pages 61-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hurricanes and Climate Change
Editors
  • James B. Elsner
  • Thomas H. Jagger
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09410-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09410-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09409-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3474-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
Topics