Hurricanes: A Reading List

Florida is notorious for its most prominent natural event—the hurricane. As a scholarly publisher located in the state, University Press of Florida has many books on the history and science of these devastating storms. This list of books offers detailed accounts of infamous hurricanes from the past, as well as insight into why tropical cyclones happen … Continue reading Hurricanes: A Reading List

How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

Written by Jennifer M. Collins and Charles H. Paxton, coauthors (with Robert V. Rohli) of Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.   When we think about what makes good and bad weather, we both have different initial thoughts. Charles thinks over his career as a National Weather Service meteorologist and how excited he … Continue reading How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

On the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

On this day in 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida. The hurricane overwhelmed South Florida, requiring local, state, and federal emergency responses—in the middle of the 1992 primary election season. The Politics of Disaster shows how elected officials adjusted their strategies and activities in the wake of the storm. Sifting through the post-Andrew election … Continue reading On the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: “No Student Left Behind” and “The Wind Engineers”

. The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society's most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: “No Student Left Behind” and “The Wind Engineers”