Hurricanes
Monitoring hurricanes for better life-saving, property-preserving decisions  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When a natural disaster strikes, first responders step in to reduce harm and save lives. They risk their lives in highly unpredictable environments—often without clear knowledge of the dangers they are facing or where... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3-D-printed corals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Natural disasters such as hurricanes often leave devastation in their wake. Residents living in affected areas are sometimes displaced or require temporary shelter while their homes—or... more
58 dead, rescuers in 'day and night' hunt for missing after Japan typhoon  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts by tens of thousands of Japanese rescuers searching for survivors after a powerful typhoon that by... more
Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as... more
Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that has... more
At least 26 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tens of thousands of rescuers were working through Sunday night to reach people feared trapped in Japan by landslides and floods caused by a powerful typhoon that killed at least... more
Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and... more
Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as powerful typhoon approaches  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall, with streets and train... more
Suomi NPP satellite finds a weaker typhoon Hagibis nearing Japan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Oct. 10, Hagibis was a super typhoon, but overnight, the storm weakened to typhoon status. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the large storm... more
CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The planet's warming climate has led to countless changes that are affecting all of us. Droughts, hurricanes, rising sea levels and forest fires—all are now regular events in a world that saw... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite needed 3 orbits to see all of Super Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a composite visible image of the very large Super Typhoon Hagibis in the... more
Typhoon Hagibis  ESA · 6 days
Japan braces for strong winds and torrential rain as Typhoon Hagibis approaches more
What does climate science tell us about monster storms like Hurricane Michael?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In the record-hot Florida fall of 2018, Hurricane Michael was rabid with hidden energy absorbed from a Gulf of Mexico 4 to 6 degrees... more
Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. more
A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A year after Hurricane Michael, Bay County, Florida, is still in crisis more
Japan super typhoon at weekend could hit Rugby World Cup, Grand Prix  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A super typhoon among the most powerful in decades was set to hit Japan this holiday weekend, weather officials warned Wednesday, and could severely... more
Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive. The costs of major disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Maria and Dorian... more
NASA small satellites can aid hurricane forecasts with GPS  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane's wind speed—detecting whether it will make landfall as a Category 1 or a Category... more
Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive. The costs of major disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Maria and Dorian... more
Hurricane Sandy may have worsened gentrification in Brooklyn and Queens  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In New York City alone, Superstorm Sandy killed 44 people, flooded 17 percent of the city's land, uprooted trees, collapsed houses, ran ships aground, deluged subway stations, and... more
Golden Ratio observed in human skulls  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the "Divine Proportion," is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Golden ratio observed in human skulls  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Nine killed as typhoon lashes South Korea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least nine people were killed and several others missing after Typhoon Mitag lashed South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said Thursday. more
Six killed as typhoon lashes South Korea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least six people were killed and several others missing after Typhoon Mitag lashed South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said Thursday. more
NASA examines extra-tropical large Lorenzo's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lorenzo is still at hurricane force in the eastern North Atlantic has now transitioned to an extra-tropical cyclone and has grown in size. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at... more
Scientists assess storage value in blue carbon ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When Hurricane Dorian roared up the East Coast during the first week of September, the places where people live and work in several states were under threat. The first line of protection... more
Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A hurricane packing a punch rarely witnessed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Azores Islands, placing emergency services on red alert for waves that could reach eight stories high,... more
NASA satellite shows Typhoon Mitag's large reach over East China Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The bulk of Typhoon Mitag's clouds and precipitation has been pushed north of its center, extending its reach over the East China Sea. Mitag was centered... more
NASA satellite sees a large Hurricane Lorenzo headed toward Azores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Lorenzo was heading toward the Azores Islands when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the storm. Satellite imagery revealed the large extent of... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP analyzes record-setting hurricane Lorenzo  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29, Hurricane Lorenzo attained Category 5 strength briefly, becoming the strongest hurricane on record in the eastern-most Atlantic Ocean. Lorenzo has also attained and contributed to some... more
NASA finds Typhoon Mitag's eye east of Taiwan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Mitag's cloud-filled eye, located east of Taiwan. more
Brave new world: Simple changes in intensity of weather events 'could be lethal'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian is the latest example of a frightening trend. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe and more widespread... more
Hurricane Lorenzo, Strongest Storm Ever This Far East in the Atlantic, Roars Toward the Azores  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Hurricane Lorenzo, a powerful storm now bearing down on the Azores, is the strongest hurricane to form this... more
New imaging systems can help diagnose heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researcher and professor Lasse Løvstakken starts a video on his computer screen. We're in the eye of a storm. It looks almost like a hurricane approaching a coastline. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Depression 19W organizing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with a view of Tropical Depression 19W's structure that helped confirm it is now a... more
NASA data stares into the eye of powerful hurricane Lorenzo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Satellite data has confirmed that Lorenzo is a major hurricane in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean with an impressive structure. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of... more
Hurricanes: Improving rapid intensification predictions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many scientists have said that storms are more intense than ever before - Cat. 4 or 5 storms used to be outliers, but today, it seems they are becoming the norm. Why? That's the question a research team... more
Lorenzo now a more organized and powerful hurricane on NASA satellite imagery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a full visible image of a strengthening Hurricane Lorenzo in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. On Sept. 26, Lorenzo... more
Predicting a hurricane's intensity can prove difficult  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rapid intensification is a serious challenge for the prediction of hurricane intensity. An example is Hurricane Maria in 2017, which intensified to a Category 5 storm within 24 hours and destroyed Puerto Rico. None... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Hurricane Lorenzo strengthening  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dropping cloud top temperatures from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite indicated Hurricane Lorenzo was getting stronger in the North Atlantic Ocean. more
NASA finds light rain in former hurricane Kiko's remnants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Former Hurricane Kiko is now just a remnant low pressure area that has slid into the Central Pacific Ocean. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided a look... more
Caribbean gets smart to cope with hurricanes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After monster Hurricane Irma annihilated the farm sector of Barbuda in 2017, growers got smart: among other changes, they moved their crops to higher ground. more
Hurricane resilience in the bahamas: Ecosystem  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study provides information on how to invest in natural coastal ecosystems that the Bahamian government, community leaders and development banks are applying in post-disaster recovery and future storm preparation in the Bahamas. more
Study suggests ecosystem investments to minimize storm damage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As new hurricanes gain strength in the Atlantic, residents of the Bahamas have barely begun recovering from destroyed villages and flooded streets brought by Hurricane Dorian's battering this month. The losses were... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Cyclone Hikaa at Oman's coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Arabian Sea in the Northern Indian Ocean and provided forecasters with a view of Cyclone Hikaa's structure. Hikaa is at hurricane strength along Oman's coast. more
Building resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two years ago today, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico with winds as fast as 155 miles per hour. Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. The storm destroyed homes and entire neighborhoods, knocked out electricity, and left... more
Flights cancelled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Typhoon Tapah approached southwestern Japan Sunday, with heavy rain and strong winds grounding hundreds of regional flights. more
Lorena downgraded to tropical storm off northwest Mexico coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Lorena was downgraded to a tropical storm as it swirled in the Gulf of California off northwest Mexico Saturday, after making landfall near the Los Cabos beach resort, the... more
Hurricane Lorena makes landfall at Mexico's Los Cabos resort (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Lorena made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, lashing the turquoise waters of popular beach destination Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. more
Hurricane Lorena threatens Mexico's Los Cabos resort  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Lorena regained strength Friday as it closed in on Mexico's Baja California peninsula and the turquoise-water beaches of popular tourist destination Los Cabos. more
NASA analyzes rainfall rates Hurricane Lorena over Mexico, and Mario nearby  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two tropical cyclones are very close together near the coast of western Mexico. Hurricane Lorena was moving over the southern tip of Baja California, and Tropical... more
Hurricane Jerry gets its temperature taken by NASA-NOAA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the North Atlantic Ocean and used infrared light to obtain temperature information about Hurricane Jerry's cold cloud tops. more
NASA data shows Humberto now post-tropical  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Satellite data has confirmed that Humberto, once a major hurricane is now a post-tropical cyclone. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of Post-Tropical Cyclone Humberto as it continued moving in an easterly direction through the... more
Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
2016's Hurricane Nicole had a significant effect on the ocean's carbon cycle and deep sea ecosystems. more
Texas Is Drowning Under One of the Wettest Storms in US History  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Tropical storm Imelda is bringing historic and devastating flooding to southeastern Texas, just two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded the same part of the... more
Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In early October 2016, a tropical storm named Nicole formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It roamed for six days, reaching Category 4 hurricane status with... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Storm Kiko staying in shape  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed Tropical Storm Kiko maintained its shape and strength after weakening from hurricane-force. more
NASA satellite data shows Humberto's structure change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Aqua Satellite provided data on Major Hurricane Humberto that revealed its structure was changing as it was moving through the North Atlantic Ocean and past Bermuda.On Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the... more
Lorena makes landfall in southwest Mexico as Category 1 force hurricane  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Lorena made landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico Thursday morning as a Category 1 force storm, buffeting the region with strong winds, torrential rain... more
Hurricane Humberto brushes Bermuda  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches as Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain, brushed near the islands Wednesday evening. more
Bermuda braces for Hurricane Humberto  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain. more
NASA-NOAA satellite studies tropical storm Kiko's center  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Kiko weakened to a tropical storm, but imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that the storm has maintained strength in the circular area of powerful storms around the low-level center. more
Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes -- even storms many times larger than anything previously observed. more
Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
How can birds that weigh less than a AA battery survive the immense power of Atlantic hurricanes? A new study in Ecology Letters finds that these coastal birds... more
NASA's wide view of major hurricane Humberto's massive Atlantic 'tail'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Aqua satellite is one in a fleet of NASA satellites that provide data for research. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Major Hurricane Humberto and... more
Hurricane Dorian was also a catastrophe for the Bahamas' unique birds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Dorian was the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record and the fifth to reach the highest hurricane category (five) in the past four years.... more
Post-typhoon blackout raises disaster prep questions in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A lengthy post-typhoon blackout outside Tokyo that has left tens of thousands of people without power for more than a week is raising questions about preparedness in disaster-prone Japan. more
Hundreds of sea turtle nests lost after Hurricane Dorian: 'It could have been worse'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Strong tropical winds and high tides associated with Hurricane Dorian unearthed hundreds of sea turtle nests on beaches along the... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Hurricane Kiko at night  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hurricane Kiko continued to track west through the Eastern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided a view of the storm. Satellite imagery revealed an elongated shape, which indicated wind... more
NASA satellite provides a view of a large hurricane Humberto  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Humberto when it was off the coast of the Carolinas and slowly moving north. The satellite image revealed that... more
NASA finds Humberto strengthening off the Florida Coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
NASA's Aqua Satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Humberto as it was strengthening off the Florida coast on Sept. 15. Humberto became a hurricane late in the day. more
NASA finds Kiko weakening in the Eastern Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with infrared data and cloud top temperature information on Hurricane Kiko. Wind shear was affecting the storm and had closed the eye. more
Engineers hone our ability to map storm flooding  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
In major storms such as Hurricane Dorian, which initially posed grave threats to the southeastern United States before devastating the Bahamas, massive flooding can occur within a matter of hours. more
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