New tropical cyclone warning graphics: preferences, comments and future suggestions

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dc.contributor Brommer, David M.
dc.contributor Sherman-Morris, Kathleen
dc.contributor.advisor Senkbeil, Jason Carl Radford, Laura Michelle 2017-03-01T16:34:01Z 2017-03-01T16:34:01Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000967
dc.identifier.other Radford_alatus_0004M_11064
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Hurricane warning communication has become a recent topic of debate among academics, emergency managers, and meteorologists. The current graphic used to portray vital information to people in the path of a hurricane is the "Cone of Uncertainty," which is produced by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and modified by local TV stations. Evidence suggests this graphic creates too much ambiguity, which can lead the public to incorrectly interpret its meaning. In order to achieve warning clarity, we must understand the many possible ways people are obtaining information from this graphic. In this research, ArcGis 9.3 and PowerPoint were used to create alternative hurricane-warning graphics. Using these alternative graphics, citizens in Jacksonville, FL and Pensacola, FL were surveyed to ascertain which graphics citizens preferred. Results indicate that the majority of the participants prefer an alternative warning graphic. Furthermore, several additional warning graphics are created based on field results comments, and suggestions.
dc.format.extent 115 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.subject.other Environmental education
dc.subject.other Meteorology
dc.title New tropical cyclone warning graphics: preferences, comments and future suggestions
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Geography Geography The University of Alabama master's M.S.

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