Comparing Two Long-Term Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Records from San Salvador Island, Bahamas

@inproceedings{Park2012ComparingTL,
  title={Comparing Two Long-Term Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Records from San Salvador Island, Bahamas},
  author={Lisa Ellyn Park},
  year={2012}
}
  • L. Park
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Environmental Science, Geography
Abstract Park, L.E., 2012. Comparing two long-term hurricane frequency and intensity records from San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Climate and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) patterns are thought to be the main drivers of hurricane occurrence and intensity, based on modern and historical data. However, a paucity of data exist examining longer-term hurricane records, particularly the variability of such records from geographically distinct locations. Two long-term records from San Salvador… 

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