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Strong storms often generate earthquake-like seismic activity

6 days ago

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm…
NASA Smallsats Can Aid Hurricane Forecasts with GPS

October 8, 2019

Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane’s wind speed…
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An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite

September 5, 2019

A new view of Hurricane Dorian shows the layers of the storm, as seen by an experimental NASA…
Underwater gliders, robots improve hurricane forecasts

July 23, 2019

The models hurricane forecasters use to predict the paths of storms have become much more accurate in recent years,…
Warming Seas May Increase Frequency of Extreme Storms

January 29, 2019

A new NASA study shows that warming of the tropical oceans due to climate change could lead to…
Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

January 8, 2019

On a rainy Saturday in October, Princeton graduate students Arianna Sherman and Weitao Shuai parked their car by…
Researchers link urban sprawl to increase in rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey

November 15, 2018

Houston’s urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August…
Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds

November 10, 2018

Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the…
Hurricane Michael caused 1.7 million electricity outages in the Southeast United States

October 26, 2018

Hurricane Michael resulted in outages for up to 1.7 million electricity customers across six states, according to situation…
USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, which is forecast to make landfall Wednesday as a Category Three hurricane, is very likely to…
All Eyes on Hurricane Michael

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm — the…
Hurricane path, not just size, can have a large effect on oil and gas production

October 10, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season produced 13 named storms as of October 5, including 6 hurricanes. The most…
FSU hurricane hunter studies storms where they happen — 10,000 feet up

October 2, 2018

When powerful hurricanes emerge from the churn of ocean and atmospheric flux to menace coastal communities, officials will…
Working to keep vital flood information flowing

September 24, 2018

At least 80 U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field in the Carolinas and Virginia, working to…
New Small Satellite Peers Inside Hurricane Florence

September 21, 2018

A new experimental weather satellite no bigger than a cereal box got an inside look at Hurricane Florence…
New Study Tracks Hurricane Harvey Stormwater with GPS

September 20, 2018

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017,…
Hurricanes can affect mental health: Strategies for coping

September 19, 2018

Alan E. Stewart is a weather and climate psychology professor at the University of Georgia who studies the effect severe weather…
FSU researcher rooting out the errors in storm simulation models

September 18, 2018

On the eve of every hurricane season, climatologists around the world offer their studied prognostications: Will we see…
Hurricane Florence as Viewed by NASA’s AIRS Instrument

September 13, 2018

All eyes were on Hurricane Florence Wednesday as the Category 3 storm barreled toward the U.S. East Coast.…
An online tool to save your life during a disaster?

September 12, 2018

Purdue University researchers develop platform to help survive hurricanes, natural disasters. Just a few minutes of warning during…
Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii, threatens energy infrastructure

August 28, 2018

Hurricane Lane, a Category 3 hurricane, is currently on track to pass just to the south and west…
Multiple NASA Instruments Capture Hurricane Lane

August 25, 2018

nstruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites were watching as Hurricane Lane — a category 2 storm as…
Heated Dilemmas of Disaster Control

June 22, 2018

As hurricane season commences on the East Coast and the West Coast heads into fire season, there’s no…
Hurricanes are slowing down, and that’s bad news

June 14, 2018

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and…
Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

May 23, 2018

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under…
USGS Tracks How Hurricane Floodwaters Spread Non-Native Freshwater Plants and Animals

April 26, 2018

To help land managers find and manage these flood-borne newcomers, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have created…
Are fire ants worse this spring because of Hurricane Harvey?

April 4, 2018

Rice University ecologists are checking to see if Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented floods gave a competitive boost to fire…
Radar Data Returns to Hurricane Damaged Puerto Rico

November 20, 2017

Radar data is flowing again in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, feeding weather forecasts and warnings…
Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

October 25, 2017

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these…
Harvey runoff menaces Texas’ coral reefs

October 16, 2017

The more than 13 trillion gallons of floodwater from Hurricane Harvey have created a massive plume of freshwater…
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