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Climate and Weather
by Robinson, Peter J. During the last few decades global warming has held the climatic headlines. The earth's atmosphere as a whole, for whatever reason, has been getting warmer, especially during the last quarter of the [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Climate and Weather Overview
by Robinson, Peter J. Weather and Climate by Peter J. Robinson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Climate and Weather- Part 1: Introduction
by Robinson, Peter J., Fishel, Gregory B. Climate and Weather by Peter J. Robinson and Gregory B. Fishel, 2006 See also: Climate and Weather Overview (from NC Atlas Revisited) Weather and Climate in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Climate and Weather- Part 2: Climatic Factors, Precipitation Patterns, and Seasonal Trends
by Robinson, Peter J., Fishel, Gregory B. Climate and Weather by Peter J. Robinson and Gregory B. Fishel, 2006 See also: Climate and Weather Overview (from NC Atlas Revisited) Weather and Climate in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Climate and Weather- Part 3: Droughts and Floods in North Carolina
by Robinson, Peter J., Fishel, Gregory B. Climate and Weather by Peter J. Robinson and Gregory B. Fishel, 2006 See also: Climate and Weather Overview (from NC Atlas Revisited) Weather and Climate in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Climate: Global Warming
by Robinson, Peter J. The climate trend of most concern for much of the world involves temperature change. Global warming is still in the headlines, or making even more headlines. Many groups are now concerned that the [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Drought
by Robinson, Peter J. Drought may be, rather obviously, the opposite of floods, but it is much more difficult to define and detect. It is something which seems to creep up on people and they hardly recognize it until it [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Earthquakes
by Cole, J. Timothy. Earthquakes are not considered a serious threat by many North Carolinians, although dozens of earthquakes have been recorded in the state since 1755. An earthquake may be defined as a shaking or [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Floods
by Robinson, Peter J. The floods associated with the tremendous amounts of rainfall from hurricanes Dennis and Floyd were truly unusual events, with widespread flooding over almost all of the Coastal Plain. The previous [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Heat Wave
by Robinson, Peter J. Everybody knows that heat waves are extended periods when temperature and humidity are high throughout the day and it doesn't cool down much at night. Beyond that, there is no definition, [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Hurricanes
by Robinson, Peter J. Hurricanes by Peter J. Robinson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Hurricanes- Part 1: Introduction
by Robinson, Peter J., Barefoot, Daniel W., Hegyi, Laura, Battle, Charles. Hurricanes by Peter J. Robinson, 2006 Additional research provided by Daniel W. Barefoot, Charles Battle, and Laura Hegyi. See also: Wet Year; Tornadoes Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hurricanes- Part 2: Hurricanes in Colonial and Nineteenth-Century North Carolina
by Robinson, Peter J., Barefoot, Daniel W., Hegyi, Laura, Battle, Charles. Hurricanes by Peter J. Robinson, 2006 Additional research provided by Daniel W. Barefoot, Charles Battle, and Laura Hegyi. See also: Wet Year; Tornadoes Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hurricanes- Part 3: Twentieth-Century Hurricanes
by Robinson, Peter J., Barefoot, Daniel W., Hegyi, Laura, Battle, Charles. Hurricanes by Peter J. Robinson, 2006 Additional research provided by Daniel W. Barefoot, Charles Battle, and Laura Hegyi. See also: Wet Year; Tornadoes Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hurricanes- Part 4: Devastating Hurricanes of the 1990s and Early 2000s
by Robinson, Peter J., Barefoot, Daniel W., Hegyi, Laura, Battle, Charles. Hurricanes by Peter J. Robinson, 2006 Additional research provided by Daniel W. Barefoot, Charles Battle, and Laura Hegyi. See also: Wet Year; Tornadoes Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Isothermal Belt
by McCraw, Paul L. The isothermal belt is a zone in western North Carolina, primarily in Rutherford and Polk Counties, in which temperature inversion resulting in milder temperature contributes to longer growing [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Banner Isom
by Bardill, Mark D. Banner Isom Miller, meteorologist, geophysicist, and an authority on tropical storms, was born in Lansing, Ashe County, in the northwestern corner of North Carolina. He was graduated from high school [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seasoning Period
by Powell, William S. "Seasoning period" is a term describing a time endured by many newcomers to North Carolina and other colonies in the South during which they became acclimated to the weather and living conditions. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tornadoes
by Robinson, Peter J. Tornadoes are the fiercest storms that occur on earth. They are cyclonic, with winds that can easily exceed 200 miles per hour for short periods blowing counterclockwise around a low-pressure center. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tornados
by Robinson, Peter J. North Carolina's tornados are not able to compete with those of the central USA in frequency or intensity, Rarely exceeding F2 on the Fujita scale (shown in Table A). But sometimes they are features [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Wet Year
by Smith, Michael Thomas. The year 1842 saw North Carolina's coast pounded by two severe hurricanes. The remoteness of many of the state's coastal settlements at the time, particularly those on the Outer Banks, and the lack [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winter Storms
by Robinson, Peter J. Winter Storms by Peter J. Robinson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Year without a Summer
by Stevenson, George. The Indonesian volcano Tambora catastrophically erupted in the late spring of 1815, casting well over a million tons of dust into the upper atmosphere. These particles caused not only spectacular [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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