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Suggested Reading

This is an evolving list of articles relevant to WAS*IS. This list was generated by WAS*IS organizers, participants, and speakers. By no means is it meant to be comprehensive. Web addresses are provided if available, but please note that most journals require institutional subscriptions, so you may not be able to access all of them.

Weather & Societal Impacts (General) | Communicating with Public & Private Users |
Communicating Uncertainty
| Decision Analysis &Decision Making | Drought | Economics | Education |
Floods & Flash Floods | GIS | Hurricanes | Learning from Climate | Other Hazards | Policy |
Probabilistic Forecasting | Research Methods | Surveys - Examples, Development, Sampling, etc. |
Tornadoes | Vulnerability | Warnings, Warning Response, False Alarms | Miscellaneous | Web Links

Weather and Societal Impacts (General)

Communicating with Public and Private Users

Communicating Uncertainty

Decision Analysis and Decision Making

Drought

Economics

Education

Floods and Flash Floods

  • Antoine, J-M., B. Desailly, and F. Gazelle, 2001: Les crues meurtrières, du Roussillon aux Cévennes (Lethal Floods from Roussillon to Cevennes. Annales de Géographie, 622: 597-623. (have PDF)
  • Carsell, K., N. Pingel, and D. Ford, 2004: Quantifying the Benefits of a Flood Warning System. Natural Hazards Review, 5: 131-140. (have PDF)
  • David Ford Consulting Engineers, Inc. and OneRain, Inc., 2004: Flood Warning For Low Water Crossings: San Bernardino County/Morongo Basin. 97 pp. (have PDF)
  • David Ford Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Riverside Technology, Inc., 2004: Evaluation of National Weather Service Flood Severity Categories and Use of Gage Station Flood History Information. 90 pp. (have PDF)
  • Delrieu, G., V. Ducrocq, E. Gaume, J. Nicol, O. Payrastre, E. Yates, P.-E. Kirstetter, H. Andrieu, P. A. Ayral, C. Bouvier, J. D. Creutin, M. Livet, A. Anquetin, M. Lang, L. Neppel, C. Obled, J. Parent-du-Chatelet, G. M. Saulnier, A. Walpersdorf, and W. Wobrock, 2005: The Catastrophic Flash-Flood Event of 8-9 September 2002 in the Gard Region, France: A First Case Study for the Cévennes-Vivarais Mediterranean Hydro-Meteorological Observatory. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 6:34-52.
  • Grigg, N., N. Doesken, D. Frick, M. Grimm, M. Hilmes, T. McKee, and K. Oltjenbruns, 1999: Fort Collins Flood 1997: Comprehensive View of an Extreme Event. Journal of Water ResourcesPlanning and Management, Sep-Oct, 255-262
  • Gruntfest, E., K. Carsell, and T. Plush, 2002: An Evaluation of the Boulder Creek Local Flood Warning System. 110 pp.
  • Jonkman, S. and I. Kelman, 2005: An Analysis of Causes and Circumstances of Flood Disaster Deaths. Disasters, 29: 75-97. (have PDF)
  • Montz, B.E., and E. Gruntfest, 2002: Flash Flood Mitigation: Recommendations for Research and Applications.Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards, 4:15-22.
  • Parker, D., and J.W. Handmer, 1998: The Role of Unofficial Flood Warning Systems. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 6:45-60.
  • Petersen, W., L. Carey, S. Rutledge, J. Knievel, R. Johnson, N. Doesken, T. McKee, T. Vonder Haar, and J. Weaver, 1999: Mesoscale and Radar Observations of the Fort Collins Flash Flood of 28 July 1997. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 80: 191–216.
  • Pielke, Jr., R., 1999: Who Decides? Forecasts and Responsibilities in the 1997 Red River Flood. American Behavioral Science Review, 7: 83-101.
  • Staes, C., J. Orengo, J. Malilay, J. Rullan, and E. Noji, 1994: Deaths due to Flash-Floods in Puerto-Rico, January 1992: Implications for Prevention. International Journal of Epidemiology, 23: 968-975.
  • Weaver, J., E. Gruntfest, and G. Levy, 2000: Two Floods in Fort Collins, Colorado: Learning from a Natural Disaster. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 81: 2359–2366.

GIS

Hurricanes

Learning from Climate

Other Hazards

Policy

Probabilistic Forecasting

Research Methods

  • Krueger, RA and Casey, MA., 2000: Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
  • Leung, MW, Yen, IH, and Minkler, M., 2004: Community-based participatory research: a promising approach for increasing epidemiology’s relevance in the 21st century. International Journal of Epidemiology. 33:499-506.

Surveys - Examples, Development, Sampling, etc.

Tornadoes

  • Ostuno, E., 2006: The April 3, 1956 tornadoes in Southwest Lower Michigan
  • Hammer, B. and T. Schmidlin, 2001: Vehicle-Occupant Deaths Caused by Tornadoes in the United States, 1900–1998. Environmental Hazards, 2:105–118.
  • Schmidlin, T., and P.S. King, 1996: Cars and Tornadoes: Where is the Research? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,77:963-964.

Vulnerability

  • Bhattacharya, J., T. DeLeire, S. Haider, and J. Currie, 2003: Heat or Eat? Cold Weather Shocks and Nutrition in Poor American Families. American Journal of Public Health, 93: 1149-1154.
  • Changnon, S., R. Pielke Jr., D. Changnon, R. Sylves, and R. Pulwarty, 2000: Human Factors Explain the Increased Losses from Weather and Climate Extremes. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 81: 437-442.
  • Cutter, S., 1996: Societal Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards. International Social Science Journal, 47: 525-536.
  • Cutter, S., B. Boruff, and W. Shirley, 2003: Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards. Social Science Quarterly, 84: 242-261. (have PDF)
  • Gaillard, J-C., R. D'erciker, and F. Leone, 2001: Cartography of Population Vulnerability to Volcanic Hazards and Lahars Of Mount Pinatubo (Philippines): A Case Study in the Pasig-Potrero River Basin (Province Of Papanga). Géomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement.
  • Glantz, M., 2005: Hurricane Katrina Exposes a Myth About Vulnerability to Climate and Weather.
  • Pearlstein, S., 2005: Washington, The Nation's Weather Wimp. Washington Post, February 25.
  • Ruin, I. and C. Lutoff, 2004: Vulnérabilité face aux crues rapides et mobilités des populations en temps de crise (Flash-Flood Vulnerability and Population’s Mobility In Crisis Period). La Houille Blanche, 6:114-119. (have PDF)
  • Seager, J., 2005: Natural Disasters Expose Gender Divides.
  • Thouret, J-C. and R. D’ercole, 1996 : Vulnérabilité aux risques naturels en milieu urbain : effets, facteurs, et réponses sociales (Vulnerability to Natural Hazards in Urban Context: Effect, Factors and Social Responses. Cahier des sciences humaines, 32: 407-422. (have PDF)
  • Turner, B., P. Matson, J. McCarthy, R. Corell, L. Christensen, N. Eckley, G. Hovelsrud-Broda, J. Kasperson, R. Kasperson, A. Luers, M. Martello, S. Mathiesen, R. Naylor, C. Polsky, A. Pulsipher, A. Schiller, H. Selin, and N. Tyler, 2003: Illustrating the Coupled Human–Environment System for Vulnerability Analysis: Three Case Studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 100: 8080-8085.
  • Wilhelmi, O.V. and D.A. Wilhite, 2002: Assessing Vulnerability to Agricultural Drought: A Nebraska Case Study. Natural Hazards, 25:37-58.

Warnings, Warning Response, False Alarms

Miscellaneous

Web Links

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