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Climate and Weather Extremes

Title: Climate and Weather Extremes.
Name(s): Collins, Jennifer M., author
Paxton, Charles H., author
Wahl, Thomas, author
Emrich, Christopher T., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Book Part
Date Issued: 2017-11-29
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This chapter examines Florida’s 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.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1515512088_ebc082f3 (IID), 10.17125/fci2017.ch20 (DOI)
Keywords: Weather extremes, Seasonality, Climate variability, Frequencies, Attribution
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts.

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Collins, J. M., Paxton, C. H., Wahl, T., & Emrich, C. T. (2017). Climate and Weather Extremes. Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts. Retrieved from