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The county bias of severe thunderstorm warnings and severe thunderstorm weather reports for the Central Texas region.

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dc.contributor.advisor Greene, Donald Miller, 1949-
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Kevin M.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Geology. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5161
dc.description.abstract Severe thunderstorm warnings issued by the National Weather Service and severe thunderstorm weather reports dating from January 1, 1986 to December 31, 2005 were analyzed to find a potential county bias in the issuance of severe thunderstorm warnings. Choropleth maps and statistical analysis of the data reveal a population density bias for both severe weather reports and severe thunderstorm warnings issued as well as a likely distance bias. Additional non-meteorological county warning and severe weather report biases were found for several counties in the study area that may relate to socioeconomic factors, physiographic influences and county size and directional orientation. Proximity to interstate highways also appears to have an effect on the reporting of severe weather events and the issuance of severe thunderstorm warnings. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Natural disaster warning systems --- Texas, Central -- Evaluation. en
dc.subject Severe storms --- Texas, Central -- Forecasting -- Evaluation. en
dc.subject Population density --- Texas, Central. en
dc.subject United States. National Weather Service. en
dc.title The county bias of severe thunderstorm warnings and severe thunderstorm weather reports for the Central Texas region. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Geology. en


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