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Disaster Dynamics: Hurricane Landfall


This Web site ("Site") was developed by the Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment (ISSE) through the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its parent organization the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). By using this Site and/or downloading materials from this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this document (the "Terms of Use"). UCAR reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use in its discretion at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted.

Disclaimer. This Site, including all content and material is provided "as is," and UCAR disclaims all liabilities arising out of the User's use or inability to use the Site or any information contained in it. UCAR makes no representations or warranties about this Site or any links to other web sites. UCAR will not be liable, under any circumstances, for any loss or damages (direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or however they are characterized) of any nature whatsoever suffered by the User or any third party as a result of use of this Site.

Use. You, the "User," may use this Site for any lawful purpose, however, it is not designed or intended to be used by children under the age of 13. This Site may contain links to other web sites and other licensed materials or software for which the User must agree to specific terms and conditions. Further, no sponsorship, approval or endorsement of any product, service or information provided by any third-party site is intended or implied by UCAR.

The User may not use the words or names, ISSE, NCAR or UCAR in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any programs, products or organization, unless specific written permission is obtained from UCAR. This Site was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation under a Cooperative Agreement with UCAR. Any findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Copyright. Any copyright notice contained in this Notice or in any other part of this Site shall remain intact and unaltered and shall be affixed to any use or copy of all or any such part of this Site. The user must include an appropriate citation crediting the source of all or any portion of this Site.

Laws. By visiting the UCAR Site, the User agrees that the laws of the State of Colorado and the United States of America, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute that might arise between the User and UCAR.

By visiting and using this Site and the materials, the User agrees to abide by all laws of the United States of America, including any applicable export control laws regarding the use of any or all parts of this Site and the materials.

Privacy Policy. The only information that UCAR obtains about a User to its Site is information supplied voluntarily by the User. This means that you can visit the UCAR Site without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself. In order to serve you better, meet UCAR's goals, reporting requirements and gauge the effectiveness of the Site, UCAR collects some general information about its users which does not individually identify anyone by email address or otherwise. Therefore, information about which pages a user visits, where and how a user links to the Web page, how much time is spent on each page, how many times a new user accesses the Web page, and the date and time of the visit, is automatically tracked in the aggregate. Some UCAR programs or services may request specific user information, such as name and email address, and the user may decide whether to voluntarily supply that information. More information about UCAR's Privacy Policy.

NOTIFICATION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), UCAR will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Site or on sites linked to or from this Site, please provide UCAR's Copyright Agent a Copyright Infringement Notification. Anyone who feels that an infringement notification has been filed in error may submit a Copyright Infringement Counter Notification.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement be in writing. For UCAR to act on your notice, you must be authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed. When informing UCAR of an alleged copyright infringement, you should:

  1. Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a representative list of such works on that site.
  2. Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit UCAR to locate that material.
  3. Provide your contact information, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
  4. Certify or include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner's agent, or law.
  5. Certify that the information that you have provided UCAR is accurate. You should attest under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed.
  6. Include your physical or electronic signature.

UCAR may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all if you do not provide all of this information.

UCAR's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:
Copyright Agent
Office of General Counsel
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000

By telephone: (303) 497-8870
By fax: (303) 497-8501
By email: copyright@ucar.edu