Hurricanes
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
Building a better turbine  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers, engineers and policy makers haven't prepared for this event... more
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains  NPR · 4 days
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur... more
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research... more
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research... more
Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists used satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey to understand why the flooding was so severe and widespread. more
Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm. The category-four storm claimed 80 lives, displaced multitudes of people, and... more
New insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands will change in the... more
Study gives new insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands... more
What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, USA, in 2017are the types of climate... more
Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Suzana Camargo and Université du Québec à Montréal's Francesco Pausata provides deeper insight into how large volcanic eruptions affect hurricane activity.... more
When storms turn carbon sinks into carbon sources  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Chris Osburn is an associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State. His latest work, published in Geophysical Research Letters, looks at the effect that large, destructive storms –... more
Step 1: Build A House. Step 2: Set It On Fire  NPR · 3 weeks
After back-to-back hurricanes and wildfires, insurers are looking for more-resilient construction materials. That means building model homes and then blowing off their roofs or setting them... more
Extreme weather news may not change climate change skeptics' minds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The year 2018 brought particularly devastating natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires – just the kinds of extreme weather events scientists predict will be exacerbated by... more
Researchers blown away by hurricane simulation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nearly 30 years ago, Harvard Forest scientists began a unique, long-running experiment on a 2-acre forest tract using a long steel cable, a winch, and a heavy-duty logging vehicle called a skidder. more
Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more... more
Hurricane Maria study warns: Future climate-driven storms may raze many tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times, and suggests that more... more
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