Title

Climate and Weather Extremes

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Keywords

Weather extremes, Seasonality, Climate variability, Frequencies, Attribution

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.17125/fci2017.ch20

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

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

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