Spatial Variations in Major U.S. Hurricane Activity: Statistics and a Physical Mechanism

  title={Spatial Variations in Major U.S. Hurricane Activity: Statistics and a Physical Mechanism},
  author={J. Elsner and K. Liu and Bethany Kocher},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
  • J. Elsner, K. Liu, Bethany Kocher
  • Published 2000
  • Geology
  • Journal of Climate
  • The authors provide a statistical and physical basis for understanding regional variations in major hurricane activity along the U.S. coastline on long timescales. Current statistical models of hurricane activity are focused on the frequency of events over the entire North Atlantic basin. The exception is the lead author’s previous work, which models the occurrence of hurricanes over the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the southeast U.S. coast separately. Here the authors use statistics to… CONTINUE READING
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