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Hurricanes remind us sand is not a renewable resource
PHYS.ORG Beachside communities beginning to rebuild after two catastrophic hurricane impacts on the United States, they should ask whether beach nourishment offers enough protection from erosion and flooding. 4 hours
Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes. 20 hours
At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael, according to estimates
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael killed at least 30 people in four states, as the storm made its way through the southeastern United States last week, new local estimates showed Tuesday. 1 day
Why scientists had trouble predicting Hurricane Michael’s rapid intensification
Science Magazine Sampling water-air emulsions among many complications 3 days
Hurricane Michael's heavy rainfall measured by NASA
PHYS.ORG Some casualties resulted not only from Michael's destructive winds and storm surges but also from the blinding rain that Michael produced as it battered states from Florida northeastward through Virginia. NASA used satellite data... 3 days
NASA sees remnants of Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie over Spain
PHYS.ORG Post-tropical cyclone Leslie made landfall in Portugal bringing heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. On Oct. 14, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the remnant clouds over northern Spain. 3 days
Hurricanes, hog manure and the dire need for carbon pricing
PHYS.ORG "Once-in-a-lifetime" hurricanes are striking the southern United States with alarming frequency. Hurricane Michael just slammed into the Florida panhandle, and the destructive power of Hurricane Florence is still... 3 days
Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone
PHYS.ORG Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents,... 4 days
In hurricane-hit Mexico Beach, a marathon clean-up begins
PHYS.ORG In devastated Mexico Beach, where Hurricane Michael unleashed its most violent rains and winds, residents are taking stock of the damage, reuniting with their loved ones—and bracing for what will be a... 5 days
NASA tracking Hurricane Leslie toward Southern Spain, Portugal
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of Hurricane Leslie as it continues to travel toward southern Spain and Portugal. 6 days
Weakening Hurricane Michael Swirls Over North Carolina in Satellite Images
SPACE.COM Weather satellites tracking monster Hurricane Michael captured this incredible view of the now-tropical storm's clouds over North Carolina early yesterday morning (Oct. 11). 6 days
A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, study suggests
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved... 6 days
What hurricanes mean for Red Tide
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael is likely to affect the Florida Red Tide bloom. What's not yet clear is how. 6 days
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Titli headed for landfall in India
PHYS.ORG The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC issued the final warning on Tropical Cyclone Titli after it made landfall on the northeastern coast of India late on Oct.... 7 days
NASA provides takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
PHYS.ORG Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that's important when trying to understand the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite provided those cloud top temperatures of Category 4 Hurricane Sergio in the Eastern... 7 days
Hurricane Michael intensified as it approached landfall
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael continued to intensify as it made landfall off the coast of Mexico Beach, Fla. 7 days
NASA eyes Hurricane Michael moving inland
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over the Florida Panhandle and captured different views of Hurricane Michael after it made landfall on Oct. 10.  Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm on record... 7 days
Suomi-NPP satellite finds Hurricane Leslie's ragged eye
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Leslie had a ragged eye on imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellite when it passed over the Eastern Atlantic. 7 days
Why some people won't evacuate: FEMA research
PHYS.ORG With Hurricane Michael threatening more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, prompting emergency declarations in more than 100 counties, the results of research done by Dr. Stacy Willett, a Federal Emergency Management Agency... 1 week
It's totally possible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees
PHYS.ORG The world is already feeling the impacts of global warming. Since before the Industrial Revolution, the global thermostat has climbed by about 1 degree Celsius. As a result,... 1 week
All eyes on Hurricane Michael
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm—the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Michael from space, including the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder... 1 week
Escaping the 'monster's roar': A US hurricane survivor's story
PHYS.ORG With Hurricane Michael swirling around her, Loren Beltran thought the safest place would be her boyfriend's apartment, in a sturdy building designed to withstand a Category Five storm—the maximum. 1 week
Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida
PHYS.ORG Michael weakened to a tropical storm early Thursday but only after wreaking a day of havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast as it flooded homes and streets... 1 week
All eyes on Hurricane Michael
SCIENCE DAILY Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Michael from space. 1 week
Here’s what’s unusual about Hurricane Michael
SCIENCE-NEWS Warm Gulf waters were the engine behind Hurricane Michael’s quick intensification. 1 week
NASA sees Atlantic's Leslie become a hurricane
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Hurricane Leslie that revealed strong storms circled the center. 1 week
'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida
PHYS.ORG Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the... 1 week
Hurricane Michael Is Officially More Powerful than Hurricane Katrina
LIVE SCIENCE The storm struck the Gulf coast of Florida this afternoon as the third most intense hurricane ever to strike the continental U.S., and the most intense since 1969. 1 week
Peer into Hurricane Michael's Mesmerizing Eye in This Eerie Time-Lapse Video
LIVE SCIENCE A close-up view captures the whirling clouds circling Hurricane Michael's eye 1 week
'One Scary-Looking Storm': Watch Hurricane Michael Arrive in Video from Space Station
SPACE.COM The three astronauts currently living on the International Space Station caught a terrifying glimpse of Hurricane Michael arriving on the western coast of Florida... 1 week
'One Scary-Looking Storm': Watch Michael Arrive in Video from Space Station
SPACE.COM The three astronauts currently living on the International Space Station caught a terrifying glimpse of Hurricane Michael arriving on the western coast of Florida earlier today... 1 week
Why Did Hurricane Michael Become Such a Monster Storm So Quickly?
LIVE SCIENCE Forecasters watching Hurricane Michael barrel toward the Gulf coast of Florida earlier this week saw the storm do something "most unusual." 1 week
NASA analyzes category 4 Hurricane Michael approaching landfall
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite examined Hurricane Michael after it reached Category 4 status and neared the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10. Suomi NPP provided an infrared and night-time view of the powerful... 1 week
Turbocharged: How Michael got 55 percent stronger in 1 day
PHYS.ORG Moist air, warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and ideal wind patterns turbocharged Hurricane Michael in the hours before it smacked Florida's Panhandle. 1 week
Hurricane Michael Strengthens to 'Unprecedented' Category 4 Storm Overnight
LIVE SCIENCE Florida is bracing for winds up to 140 mph and a potentially deadly storm surge. 1 week
NASA sees the development of Eastern Atlantic Tropical Storm Nadine
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Michael barrels toward the U.S. states along the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, and Tropical Storm Leslie lingers in the Central Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine has formed... 1 week
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a major storm on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10) — and U.S. weather satellites are busy watching the storm to help... 1 week
NASA checks out Hurricane Sergio's cloud temperature
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Sergio with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting warmer on the western half of the... 1 week
NASA investigated rainfall in Hurricane Michael as it was developing
PHYS.ORG The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall and structure of an intensifying low pressure area in the western Caribbean Sea on Oct. 5. That... 1 week
Aqua satellite sees Hurricane Michael strengthening
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael continued strengthening while moving north-northwestward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible imagery of the storm. 1 week
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
SPACE.COM Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a major storm on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10) — and U.S. weather satellites are busy watching the storm to help... 1 week
Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100-mile-per-hour winds on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state. 1 week
The impact of hurricanes on the ecosystem in Puerto Rico
PHYS.ORG Powerful hurricanes leave a lasting legacy, and in Puerto Rico humans are not the only ones devastated by storms such as last year's Hurricane Maria. UConn professor of... 1 week
Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael
PHYS.ORG Residents of northwest Florida had until early Tuesday to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Michael, forecast to crash ashore midweek as a major Category 3 storm with "life-threatening" flash flooding possible. 1 week
Tropical storm Michael upgraded to hurricane in Gulf of Mexico
PHYS.ORG Tropical storm Michael strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it barreled toward the US Gulf Coast packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, meteorologists... 1 week
Assessing how Florence affected the very ground we stand on
PHYS.ORG A week after Hurricane Florence finally moved out of North Carolina, a small group of researchers moved into areas that were still reeling from the devastation. They were... 1 week
Pyramid-shaped brain cells provide algorithm for us to recognize, categorize food
SCIENCE DAILY Brain regions best known for recognizing the potential horror of a hurricane also help us recognize, appreciate and categorize our food, scientists report. 2 weeks
NASA takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
PHYS.ORG Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that's important when trying to understand the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite provided those cloud top temperatures of Category 4 Hurricane Sergio in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 2 weeks
NASA sees Hurricane Walaka battering Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Hurricane Walaka in infrared light as continued to lash the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Central Pacific Ocean. 2 weeks
GPM satellite examines upgraded Hurricane Leslie
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When Tropical Storm Leslie strengthened into a hurricane, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the rates in which rain was falling throughout the stronger storm. 2 weeks
Triangular-shaped neurons found in the brain help us recognize and categorize food
NEWS MEDICAL Brain regions best known for recognizing the potential horror of a hurricane also help us recognize, appreciate and categorize our food, scientists report. 2 weeks
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A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, study suggests
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GPM satellite examines upgraded Hurricane Leslie
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