Advisor

Brown, Michael E.

Committee Member

Wax, Charles L.

Committee Member

Rodgers, John C., III

Date of Degree

1-1-2004

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Geosciences

Degree Name

Master of Science

Abstract

Snow/ice events are indeed a rare occurrence in the southeast United States. As a result, residents of the Southeast often exemplify a passive attitude towards winter weather and are often unprepared when it strikes. This study analyzed every recorded winter weather event that struck the Southeast (Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia) from the winter season of 1961-'62 through 2000-'01 from both a spatial and temporal standpoint. Through the results of this study, it was evident that Georgia saw the most overall winter weather events and January seemed to be the most productive month overall. This study also analyzed teleconnection (ENSO, PNA, NAO, AO) indices per study period season in order to deduce correlations with active/inactive Southeast winters. Through statistical analyses, correlations were deemed insignificant.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19503

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