publication . Other literature type . Article . 1994

Hurricane Impacts to Tropical and Temperate Forest Landscapes

Boose, Emery Robert; Foster, David Russell; Fluet, Marcheterre;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1994
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Hurricanes represent an important natural disturbance process to tropical and temperate forests in many coastal areas of the world. The complex patterns of damage created in forests by hurricane winds result from the interaction of meteorological, physiographic, and biotic factors on a range of spatial scales. To improve our understanding of these factors and of the role of catastrophic hurricane wind as a disturbance process, we take an integrative approach. A simple meteorological model (HURRECON) utilizes meteorological data to reconstruct wind conditions at specific sites and regional gradients in wind speed and direction during a hurricane. A simple topogra...
Subjects
free text keywords: hurricane, landscape patterns, modeling, natural disturbance, New England (USA), Puerto Rico, regional patterns, spatial scales, temperate forests, topographic exposure, tropical forests, wind damage, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Experimental forest, Ecology, Storm, Wind speed, Temperate forest, Windthrow, Biology, Temperate rainforest, Tropical cyclone, Wind direction
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1994

Hurricane Impacts to Tropical and Temperate Forest Landscapes

Boose, Emery Robert; Foster, David Russell; Fluet, Marcheterre;