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Why are big storms bringing so much more rain?

November 29, 2019

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern…
El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Hard Evidence Says

November 27, 2019

El Ninos have been very intense in our times, which stands to worsen storms, drought, and coral bleaching in…
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Wildlife studies show damage wrought by major storms

November 8, 2019

Beyond downed power lines and damaged buildings, major storms such as hurricanes uproot the lives of fish and…
Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also winds

November 4, 2019

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern…
Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

October 29, 2019

When cyclones or other massive oceanic storms make landfall, their giant waves batter coastlines and sometimes cause widespread…
Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea

September 26, 2019

How can birds that weigh less than an AA battery live through the immense power of Atlantic hurricanes?…
Can a submarine avoid a storm by sailing under it? How deep does it have to go to not be bothered by waves?

June 26, 2019

Commercial ships avoid sailing through storms. That’s just an unnecessary risk. Waves can wash something valuable from the…
Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes, new research indicates

March 22, 2019

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there…
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold

February 14, 2019

The polar vortex, a swirl of low-pressure air six miles up in the atmosphere, blasted much of the…
New study reveals increasing threats of cumulative climate hazards around the world

November 20, 2018

A new study provides one of the most comprehensive assessments yet of the impact of the simultaneous occurrence…
Study: increasing frequency of ocean storms could alter kelp forest ecosystems

November 9, 2018

A large-scale, long-term experiment on kelp forests off Southern California brings new insight to how the biodiversity of coastal…
UW atmospheric scientists to study most extreme storms on Earth, up close

October 20, 2018

Two University of Washington atmospheric scientists are leaving for a weeks-long, firsthand study of some of the fiercest…
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…
NASA Tests Tiny Satellites to Track Global Storms

September 26, 2018

How many times have you stepped outside into a surprise rainstorm without an umbrella and wished that 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…
Severe Storms Show off their “Plume-age”

August 16, 2018

It’s not quite a smoking gun, but one could be forgiven for thinking of it that way: a…
Australia facing increased intense rain storms

August 6, 2018

A landmark study shows how heavy, short rain storms are intensifying more rapidly than would be expected with…
Climate Change May Lead to Bigger Atmospheric Rivers

May 25, 2018

A new NASA-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric…
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…
Severe Storms Research Center Works to Improve Tornado Warning Time

April 24, 2018

For John Trostel, Madeline Frank, Jessica Losego, and Tom Perry, a day without clouds isn’t necessarily an ideal…
Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms

April 4, 2018

Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they…
Research provides framework for understanding how populations handle random disturbances

March 9, 2018

Research at Oregon State University has provided a mathematical framework for understanding how population-reducing events of varying frequency…
Stormy Weather And Coastal Erosion

February 27, 2018

Flooding isn’t new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn’t always come from the mountains as…
Tiny particles have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

January 26, 2018

Amazon rainforest provides a unique natural lab to study effects of aerosols  Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and…
Severe Weather Preparedness Tips for Your Apartment Community

December 21, 2017

Severe weather can be destructive. Whether your region is exposed to tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards or other severe…
Assessing climate change impact on extreme rainfall

October 13, 2017

The model, known as STORM, can be applied to any area based on information of where rainfall has…
USGS Tracks Evolution of a Fire Island Hurricane-Made Breach

October 11, 2017

A new U.S. Geological Survey study of a Hurricane Sandy-created opening between the ocean and Great South Bay…
NASA-led Mission Studies Storm Intensification

August 17, 2017

A group of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, including scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion…
Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

August 4, 2017

Spectacular sunsets and sunrises are enough to dazzle most of us, but to astronomers, dusk and dawn are…
NASA Sees Severe Weather from Central to Eastern US

May 2, 2017

A vigorous weather system has generated severe weather over the mid-section of the U.S. and satellites are providing…
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