By Christopher P. Jones, editor, Lawrence G. Griffis
This assortment comprises 106 papers awarded on the ATC & SEI convention on Advances in typhoon Engineering, held in Miami, Florida, October 24-26, 2012. whilst typhoon Andrew wreaked havoc on South Florida and Louisiana two decades in the past, the engineering neighborhood discovered greatly approximately how robust storms have an effect on the outfitted atmosphere. those papers reveal the appliance of classes discovered to minimize losses from next hurricanes and to make groups extra resilient to normal dangers. issues contain:
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Advances in hurricane engineering : learning from our past by Christopher P. Jones, editor, Lawrence G. Griffis