Hurricanes on the Texas coast.

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noQC945.H4 1975 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenry, W.K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDriscoll, D.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCormack, J.P.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:53:08Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:53:08Z
dc.date.issued1975en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description48 p.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractA hurricane can generate heat energy equal to four hundred 20-megaton hydrogen bombs and can circulate almost 1 trillion tons of air carrying 17 billion tons of water vapor in one 24-hr period. Besides the obvious physical damages due to storm surge, strong winds, and high tides, which usually are restricted to coastal areas, there are damages from large amounts of rainfall that may extend inland for hundreds of miles. This rainfall sometimes helps to relieve drought but more often results in widespread flooding, harmful erosion, and ruined crops. The description and climatology of hurricanes and survival and recovery operations are considered, especially as applied to Texas coastal residents. Appendixes comprise hurricane glossary terms, a chronological list of tropical cyclones on the Texas coast in 1871-1974, death and dollar damage statistics, hurricane-safety checklists, hurricanes preparation information, a list of names of Atlantic huricanes and tropical storms for 1975-84, storm signals and lights, disaster diet, and tiedown procedures for mobile homes.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19666
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationTAMUG circulation; GBIC Collectionen_US
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dc.notesen_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texasen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries1908.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesSea Grant Publ. TAMU-SG-75-504.en_US
dc.subjecthurricanesen_US
dc.subjectstormsen_US
dc.subjecttropical depressionsen_US
dc.subjectgale force windsen_US
dc.subjectoceanic responseen_US
dc.subjectstorm surgesen_US
dc.subjectcyclonesen_US
dc.subjectdisastersen_US
dc.titleHurricanes on the Texas coast.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
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