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Flood Fatalities in the United States
(American Meteorological Society, 2008-03)
This study compiles a nationwide database of flood fatalities for the contiguous United States from 1959 to 2005. Assembled data include the location of fatalities, age and gender of victims, activity and/or setting of ...
The Storm Morphology of Deadly Flooding Events in the United States
(Royal Meteorological Society, 2008)
This study investigates the synoptic and mesoscale environments associated with deadly flooding events in the United States from 1996 to 2005. A manual environment classification scheme, which includes analyses of ...
Effects of Urban Sprawl on the Vulnerability to a Significant Tornado Impact in Northeastern Illinois
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008-11)
A sprawling U.S. population continues to spread into the fringes of urban development placing both populations and property in areas that were once largely unoccupied. Population tallies, housing unit totals, and housing ...
Vulnerability Due to Nocturnal Tornadoes
(American Meteorological Society, 2008-10)
This study investigates the human vulnerability caused by tornadoes that occurred between sunset and sunrise from 1880 to 2007. Nocturnal tornadoes are theorized to enhance vulnerability because they are difficult to spot ...
Fatalities Associated with Nonconvective High-wind Events in the United States
(American Meteorological Society, 2008)
A database was compiled for the period 1980–2005 to assess the threat to life in the conterminous United States from nonconvective high-wind events. This study reveals the number of fatalities from these wind storms, ...