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Spatial correspondence between SP nest distribution and cyclones in the previous season.

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posted on 12.01.2011, 01:56 by Matteo Convertino, James B. Elsner, Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, Gregory A. Kiker, Christopher J. Martinez, Richard A. Fischer, Igor Linkov

Distribution of Snowy Plover nest sites by year for the north-west (NW) gulf coast (a), for the Apalachee Bay (b), and for the south-west (SW) Gulf coast (c) (1, 2, and 3 in Figure 2). A dot may represent more than a single nesting site. Left-corner text of the year following a tropical cyclone and the corresponding nests, are shown in red with the name of the strongest cyclone of the previous year given inside the panel. Text of year and the corresponding nests are shown in black if in the previous year no relevant tropical cyclone occurred. The classification of cyclones into tropical depressions (TD), tropical storms (TS), or hurricanes (H) is according their maximum wind speed within each of the three coastal regions considered.


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