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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/VCR004: Delmarva Peninsula Hurricane Records from 1650Entry ID: LTER_VCR004
This is an inventory of tropical storms on VCR from 1650 to the 1988.
While tropical storms are infrequent (several landfalls per 100 years)
the magnitude of the disturbance is great. Storm surges 10 feet plus
are expected with waves of 17 to 23 feet offshore. The record being
developed can serve as a benchmark when the next tropical storm comes.
Comparisons of frequency and magnitude can be detailed and can be used
in model studies. All of the major storms from 1620-1900 that impacted
the Delmarva Peninsula have been identified and descriptive text
located. Detailed meteorological records for tropical storms for the
post-1900 period are available in-house.
Information about LTER is also available at
(Click for Interactive Map)
Start Date: 1650-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > STORM SURGE
OCEANS > TIDES > STORM SURGE
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bhayden at LTERnet.edu
Email: bph at virginia.edu
University of Virginia Department of Environmental Science Clark Hall
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22903
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Hayden, B.P., R.D. Dueser, J.T. Callahan, and H.H. Shugart. 1991.
"Long-term research at the Virginia Coast Reserve: Modeling a highly
dynamic environment", Bioscience, Vol. 41, pp. 310-318.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-02-09