Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Book Review: Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico by B. Keim and R. Muller

Two professors from Louisiana State University, each having had personal experiences with hurricanes and extreme weather and each with a deep interest in weather and climate, join forces to highlight tropical storms and hurricanes that have affected the Gulf of Mexico over the past 100 to 150 years. They aim to provide a description of the climatology and history of the most notorious hurricanes of the Gulf coast for the weather and storm enthusiast as well as for the residents who “persevere in the face of hurricanes for the bounty the Gulf brings” (p. v), and they largely succeed. Read more.