(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Reconstruction of Prehistoric landfall frequencies of catastrophic hurricanes in Northwestern Florida from lake sediment records

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU K.-B. ; FEARN M.L. ;


Sediment cores from Western Lake provide a 7000-yr record of coastal environmental changes and catastrophic hurricane landfalls along the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle. Using hurricane Opal as a modern analog, the AA. infer that overwash sand layers occuring near the center of the lake were caused by catastrophic hurricanes of category 4 or 5 intensity. The millenial-scale variability in catastrophic hurricane landfalls along the Gulf Coast is probably controlled by shifts in the position of the jet stream and the Bermuda High


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 54, no2 [pp. 238-245]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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