Hurricanes
Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage to coastal cities, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coastal cities can be spared some wind destruction from intensifying hurricanes or tropical storm systems if they have functional wetland ecosystems and agricultural croplands in the... more
Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation  MIT · 2 days
Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond. more
Researchers develop first mathematical proof for key law of turbulence in fluid mechanics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
What if engineers could design a better jet with mathematical equations that drastically reduce the need for experimental testing? Or what if... more
Property values plummeted and stayed down after Hurricane Ike  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Texas homes that took the biggest hit in value after 2008's Hurricane Ike were, surprisingly, not those within historic flood zones, new research finds. Instead, they were homes just outside... more
NASA analyzes Kammuri's heavy rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA provided analyses of Typhoon Kammuri's heavy rainfall on its track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean using the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite. more
Damaging rains from hurricanes more intense after winds begin to subside  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Howling wind drives torrential rain sideways as tall, slender palms bow and tree limbs snap. A hurricane approaches, its gale-force winds wreaking havoc as it nears... more
Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no... more
Typhoon Kammuri death toll rises to four in Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least four people are known to have died after a powerful typhoon ripped through the Philippines, officials said Wednesday, with high-speed winds prompting large-scale evacuations, tearing off roofs and... more
Damaging rains from hurricanes can be more intense after winds subside  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Howling wind drives torrential rain sideways as tall, slender palms bow and tree limbs snap. A hurricane approaches, its gale-force winds wreak havoc as it nears... more
NASA catches typhoon Kammuri post landfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP or S-NPP satellite provided infrared and night-time imagery of Typhoon Kammuri shortly after it made landfall in the Philippines. more
Evacuations, airport closure as Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines on Monday, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents and the closure of Manila's international airport as a safety precaution. more
Evacuations, airport closure as Typhoon Kammuri nears Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Typhoon Kammuri barrelled towards the Philippines on Monday, pushing tens of thousands of people into evacuation centres and prompting authorities to order a temporary closure of Manila's international airport as a safety... more
Satellite imagery shows Typhoon Kammuri's center obscured  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP or S-NPP satellite passed over the Philippine Sea in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and found Typhoon Kammuri's eye obscured. more
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes a strengthening Typhoon Kammuri  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with infrared and nighttime views of Typhoon Kammuri that showed the storm continued to strengthen. Satellite imagery provided a look at the clouds and storms over the storm's... more
Wood documents Hurricane Dorian's impact on the Bahamas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Richard L. Wood, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln civil engineering assistant professor who specializes in disaster damage, has turned his expertise toward the Bahamas in an effort to understand why some buildings survived... more
Effects of the solar wind  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The wind speed of a devastating Category 5 hurricane can top over 150 miles per hour (241km/hour.) Now imagine another kind of wind with an average speed of 0.87 million miles per hour (1.4 million km/hour.) Welcome to... more
Rising sea levels are swallowing Outer Banks beaches, new report says  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricanes aren't the only hazard lapping at the shores of the Outer Banks, according to a report examining the threat of climate change on some of... more
NASA tracks Typhoon Kalmaegi affecting Northern Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Kalmaegi as it moved into the Luzon Strait and continued to affect the northern Philippines. more
NASA finds heavy rain potential in typhoon Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Typhoon Kalmaegi using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm. Kalmaegi is known locally as Ramon in the Philippines where warnings are in... more
NASA gets an eyeful of Typhoon Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Fengshen after its eye opened as Fengshen had strengthened from a tropical storm to a typhoon and developed an eye. more
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