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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Classifying a Season of Destruction: A Recap of the 2004 Hurricane Season

The 2004 hurricane season was without a doubt unique in many ways. Four powerful tropical cyclones impacted the state of Florida, making it the only state to endure four major hurricanes in one season since 1886. Another distinct characteristic was that these storms formed well before the peak season. The 2004 Atlantic Hurricane season not only left tremendous life and property damage, but it also created the most costly hurricane season on record totaling $42 billion (dating back to 1900). Six storms developed during this season each presenting their own unique characteristics. In this study we examine the Atlantic Basin climatology, evolution of all six storms, and their societal impact.

Presenters: Chad Gravelle (Undergraduate Student)
Francis Padula (Undergraduate Student)
Stephanie Trebes (Undergraduate Student)
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Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)

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