Hurricanes
High levels of nitrate detected on Puerto Rico’s watershed after major hurricanes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto... more
Unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount... more
Researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year... more
New look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access. more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. more
Researchers look to see how elevated housing in Florida stood up to Hurricane Michael  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
It's commonplace in U.S. coastal areas and floodplains to upraise homes in order to keep living areas dry in case... more
Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As sea levels continue to rise and more severe storms, like Hurricanes Maria and Michael, threaten coastline communities, local leaders need to assess the hazards and vulnerabilities of... more
NASA's IMERG analyzed Tropical Storm Usagi's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When Tropical Cyclone 33W, also known as Usagi strengthened to hurricane intensity as it approached Vietnam from the South China Sea it dropped a lot of rain. Although the storm weakened to tropical storm... more
UMD and Resilinc Corp. create index of climate change risk to company supply chains  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last year a series of severe weather events including the late-winter storm that hit the U.S. Northeast, followed by weather-related... more
Researchers under-predicted a slightly above-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The 2018 hurricane season ended up slightly above average – more active than was predicted by the CSU Tropical Meteorology Project forecast team's later updates issued in June, July and... more
Southern Africa must brace itself for more tropical cyclones in the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As 2018 draws to a close, powerful tropical cyclones continue to make headlines. In August, tropical cyclone Lane wrought huge damage in the US;... more
NASA's GPM shows small area of heavy rain in Tropical Storm Man-yi  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Once a typhoon, Man-yi has weakened to a tropical storm as it continues to track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, far to the east... more
NASA finds a cloud-filled eye in Typhoon Man-yi  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Typhoon Man-yi's eye had become cloud-filled. more
Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. The White... more
NASA sees Tropical Storm Man-yi approaching typhoon strength Tropical Storm Man-Yi con  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical Storm Man-Yi continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. Warnings... more
Pacific Ocean typhoons could be intensifying more than previously projected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Changes to the uppermost layer of Earth's oceans due to rising temperatures are likely causing an increase in intense Pacific Ocean typhoons, suggesting strong typhoons may occur more... more
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared... more
Do Not Fear the Dark Matter Hurricane (The Dark Matter Hurricane Is Good)  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Scientists think there's a 'dark matter hurricane' coming, but it's definitely not going to kill you. It's actually kind of exciting. more
Dominant effect of relative tropical Atlantic warming on major hurricane occurrence  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Here we explore factors potentially linked to the enhanced major hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean during 2017. Using a suite of high-resolution model experiments, we... more
Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers found that Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Houston's risk for extreme flooding was 21 times greater due... more
Do Not Fear the Dark Matter Hurricane (The Dark Matter Hurricane Is Good)  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Scientists think there's a 'dark matter hurricane' coming, but it's definitely not going to kill you. It's actually kind of exciting. more
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those... more
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria... more
Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa researchers. The researchers report... more
Researchers overcome challenges to collect new typhoon observations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As field researchers know, sometimes the science you set out to do is not what you end up doing. But the drive for knowledge is unwavering, and scientists find a way to... more
Dark matter 'hurricane' offers chance to detect axions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from Universidad de Zaragoza, King's College London and the Institute of Astronomy in the U.K. has found that a "dark matter hurricane" passing through our solar system offers... more
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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