SURFACE PRESSURE VARIATIONS AT COASTAL STATIONS DURING THE PERIOD OF IRREGULAR MOTION OF HURRICANE CARLA OF 1961

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  • 1 Florida State University 1, Tallahassee, Fla.
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Abstract

Surface pressure observations at stations along the Texas coast during the approach of hurricane Carla of 1961 have been examined in an attempt to determine the extent to which the storm as a whole participated in the irregular motion indicated by the track of the storm center as followed by radar. The pressure variations at coastal stations were found, in general, to correlate rather poorly with changes in the direction and speed of motion of the storm center. The best agreement was shown by the Galveston observations which were made some 100–150 mi. to the right of the storm track.

Abstract

Surface pressure observations at stations along the Texas coast during the approach of hurricane Carla of 1961 have been examined in an attempt to determine the extent to which the storm as a whole participated in the irregular motion indicated by the track of the storm center as followed by radar. The pressure variations at coastal stations were found, in general, to correlate rather poorly with changes in the direction and speed of motion of the storm center. The best agreement was shown by the Galveston observations which were made some 100–150 mi. to the right of the storm track.

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