9780534391478

Exploring Tropical Cyclones GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences (with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534391478

  • ISBN10:

    0534391478

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

These modules are designed with step-by-step directions to let even novice users utilize the power of the ArcView? GIS application to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Each new copy contains a CD with unlimited access to the SAGUARO projects and data as well as a 120-day time-locked dual-platform version of the ArcView? software. (Site license users of ArcGIS software can order the guides without the CD.) The manuals can be purchased alone, bundled together, and/or bundled with The Changing Earth.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Thinking scientifically iii
Planning to learn iii
GIS made easier iv
Using these materials iv
Getting started
What you need to know v
Minimum system requirements v
Macintosh software installation vi
Using ArcView GIS for Macintosh vii
Windows software installation viii
Using ArcView GIS for Windows ix
Accessing the module data x
ArcView troubleshooting xi
Updates and resources xii
Recipe for a Cyclone
The Great Hurricane of 1900
3(8)
Discovering cyclone patterns
11(4)
Understanding tropical cyclone physics
15(4)
Powering tropical cyclones
19(4)
Solving the cyclone puzzle
23(4)
The Life of a Cyclone
Observing tropical cyclones
27(2)
Tracking Hurricane Georges
29(6)
Classifying tropical cyclones
35(4)
Monitoring cyclone growth
39(6)
Hurricane Hazards
Sources of hurricane risk
45(2)
The top ten US hurricanes
47(4)
Exploring hurricane hazards
51(4)
Risk to coastal communities
55(4)
Hurricanes in the Big Apple
Analyzing physical factors
59(8)
Managing emergencies
67(2)
Addressing demographic factors
69(4)
Assessing infrastructure
73

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