Land use regulation as a nonstructural method of flood
damage mitigation has proven to be a controversial measure due, among
other things, to suspected adverse impacts upon residential land values.
Little evidence, however, has been gathered to substantiate this claim.
This study attempts to analyze the relationship between flood plain...
Literature exploring the use of soil conservation
practices has generaly lacked a theoretical
framework. This study proposes a decision-making
model comprised of physical, personal, economic, and
institutional factors. Data from Monroe County,
Missouri, are used to test the hypothesized relationships
of explanatory variables to variations in nurnber
of practices used...
Rawinsonde observations taken during the National Hail Research Experiment are analyzed by multiple-linear regression techniques to study the influence of environmental factors on hailstorm severity. The latter is inferred from integrated radar returns. The roles of mixed-layer flow and thermodynamic properties as well as upper tropospheric kinematic properties are emphasized....