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College of Arts & Sciences
Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Historical Climatic Reconstructions of the Southeastern United States

This project reconstructs past climate and climatic hazards for the southeastern United States from documentary evidence extending back to the mid-eighteenth century. The reconstructions provide a longer temporal perspective of interannual and decadal climatic variability, landfalling hurricane frequencies, historical floods, snowstorms, and heat waves. The reconstructions are also applied to understanding historical climatic linkages with society, such as during Yellow Fever epidemics and severe drought. (C. Mock, PI, National Science Foundation)

C. J. Mock. 2002. "Documentary Records of Past Climate and Tropical Cyclones from the Southeastern United States", PAGES News, 10: 20-21.

C. J. Mock. 2002. Report on "Workshop on Atlantic Basin Paleohurricane Reconstructions from High Resolution Records", The Quaternary Times 32:7.