Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2141–2155, 2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2141–2155, 2019

Research article 01 Oct 2019

Research article | 01 Oct 2019

Understanding the spatiotemporal development of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts using nighttime remote sensing

Xiao Huang et al.

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This study examined the spatiotemporal dynamics of nighttime satellite-derived human settlement in response to different levels of hurricane proneness in a period from 1992 to 2013. It confirms the Snow Belt-to-Sun Belt US population shift trend. The results also suggest that hurricane-exposed human settlement has grown in extent and area, as more hurricane exposure has experienced a larger increase rate in settlement intensity.
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