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Hurricanes and Cyclones News
September 29, 2020

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Compounding Impact of Severe Weather Events Fuels Marine Heatwave in the Coastal Ocean

Researchers can offer insight into why these storms intensified quickly as they moved across the continental ...

Loggerhead Turtles Record a Passing Hurricane

Caught in an Atlantic hurricane, satellite-tagged loggerhead turtles changed their dive behavior and movement patterns as the storm passed. The tags also recorded changes in the ...

Amateur Drone Videos Could Aid in Natural Disaster Damage Assessment

It wasn't long after Hurricane Laura hit the Gulf Coast Thursday that people began flying drones to record the damage and posting videos on social media. Those videos are a precious resource, say ...

Hurricanes Could Be Up to Five Times More Likely in the Caribbean If Tougher Targets Are Missed

Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up ...
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Greater Flood Risks in Coastal Region of China

New research has revealed that the observed average moving speed (or translation speed) of tropical cyclones making landfall over the coast of China dropped by 11% between 1961 and 2017. These ...

Long-Term Data Show Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study involving an analysis of nearly 40 years of hurricane ...

Climate Change Threatens Progress in Cancer Control

Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new ...

Even Small Disturbances Can Trigger Catastrophic Storms

Researchers used numerical models that started with simple conditions to better understand exactly how hurricanes ...

Climate Change Has Been Influencing Where Tropical Cyclones Rage

While the global average number of tropical cyclones each year has not budged from 86 over the last four decades, climate change has been influencing the locations of where these deadly storms occur, ...

When Natural Disasters Strike Locally, Urban Networks Spread the Damage Globally

Disasters that occur in one place can trigger costs in cities across the world due to the interconnectedness of the global urban trade network. In fact, these secondary impacts can be three times ...

Human-Caused Warming Will Cause More Slow-Moving Hurricanes, Warn Climatologists

Hurricanes moving slowly over an area can cause more damage than faster-moving storms, and rising global temperatures will likely cause more mid-latitude hurricanes to slow down, said a team of ...

Disasters Can Affect Cervical Cancer Screening for Years

Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in ...

Rain, More Than Wind, Led to Massive Toppling of Trees in Hurricane Maria, Says Study

A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico's trees -- and that massive rainfall, more than wind, was a ...

Deltas Help to Decrease Impact of River Flooding

Most coastal cities and ports face a double threat from storm surge and river flooding. Infrastructure development along waterways and sea-level rise increase vulnerability for these communities. ...

Putting a Price on the Protective Power of Wetlands

In coastal communities prone to hurricanes and tropical storms, people typically turn to engineered solutions for protection: levees, sea walls and the like. But a natural buffer in the form of ...

Storm-Induced Sea Level Spikes Differ in Origin on US East, Gulf Coasts

The Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans, is particularly vulnerable to storm surge. As the climate warms, the region will be even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, according to new ...

Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects from Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent ...

Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystems Face a Perfect Storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study ...

How to Minimize the Impacts of Severe Weather on Wildlife

Data collected are providing crucial new insights for scientists seeking to minimize the impacts of severe weather and climate change on ...

Sea Level Rise Could Reshape the United States, Trigger Migration Inland

A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, beyond coastal areas at ...

Climate Change Impacted Hurricane Florence's Precipitation and Size

A new modeling framework showed that Hurricane Florence produced more extreme rainfall and was spatially larger due to human-induced climate ...

Human Management Helps Rare Plants, Butterflies Survive Hurricane

Ongoing habitat management could help prevent hurricane-driven extinctions. A rare Florida plant, the pineland croton, weathered the damage from Hurricane Irma better in plots that were under human ...

Applying Physics Principle Yields Grim Prediction on Hurricane Destruction in Era of Global Warming

Global warming could well lead to hurricanes more powerful than meteorologists currently forecast. A physicist noticed that one of the principles of physics -- phase transition -- did not appear in ...

Closing Critical Gap in Weather Forecasting

Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of ...

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