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Title: Tropical Cyclones: Determinants of Pattern and Structure in New Zealand's Indigenous Forests
Authors: Shaw, W.B.
Issue Date: Oct-1983
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Shaw WB. 1983. Tropical cyclones: determinants of pattern and structure in New Zealand's indigenous forests. Pac Sci 37(4): 405-414.
Abstract: Tropical cyclones usually form between 10° and 20° latitude but
frequently move as far south as New Zealand. Cyclone Bernie, in April 1982,
caused extensive damage in central North Island forests. Four other severe
tropical cyclone s since 1936, are known to have caused damage to indigenous
forests throughout the North Island and in parts of the South Island.
Severe storms of extratropical origin also affect New Zealand, and many also
result in significant forest damage. The storm regime to which New Zealand is
subject is severe enough so that storms themselves could be a major factor in
molding stand composition and structure in many, or even most , parts of the
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 37, Number 4, 1983

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