Climate and Weather Extremes
Weather extremes, Seasonality, Climate variability, Frequencies, Attribution
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This chapter examines Floridaís extreme weather hazards: 1) why they happen, 2) their relation to interannual to multidecadal climate variability, and 3) the potential of each hazard and spatial variability across the state. The weather hazards indicated are under these broad categories: precipitation (rainfall, flooding, droughts), thunderstorms (lightning, hail, convective wind, tornadoes), tropical weather (tropical storms and hurricanes), and temperatures (extreme highs and lows). The conclusions section mainly addresses the challenge of attributing extreme events to human-induced climate change.
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Climate and Weather Extremes, in E. P. Chassignet, J. W. Jones, V. Misra & J. Obeysekera (Eds.), Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, p. 579-615
Scholar Commons Citation
Collins, Jennifer; Paxton, Charles M.; Wahl, Thomas; and Emrich, Christopher T., "Climate and Weather Extremes" (2017). School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications. 1409.