Title Thirty Years After Hurricane Camille
Type Publication
Abstract This report, written and compiled by Roger Pielke Jr. (Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, formerly of ESIG), Chantal Simonpietri, and Jennifer Oxelson, takes advantage of the thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Camille's landfall to raise awareness about the hurricane hazard facing the United States today. This report reviews the Camille experience with an eye to lessons learned and lessons lost from that event. The report has moved to Pielke's new website at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, (CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder).
Participants Roger Pielke, Jr.
Chantal Simonpietri
Jennifer Oxelson
Start Date
Keywords Disaster Damage
Extreme Climate
Human-Environment Interactions
Natural Hazards
Societal Interactions
Weather Impacts
Research Themes


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