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Tornado threat increases as Gulf hurricanes get larger
Tornadoes that occur from hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf Coast are increasing in frequency, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. View News Article (2009-09-09)

Global Warming Surpassed Natural Cycles in Fueling 2005 Hurricane Season, NCAR Scientists Conclude
Global warming accounted for around half of the extra hurricane-fueling warmth in the waters of the tropical North Atlantic in 2005, while natural cycles were only a minor factor. View News Article (2006-06-23)

Researchers Devise More Accurate Method for Predicting Hurricane Activity
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity that is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques. View News Article (2012-09-12)

Baja California Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Rick
Based on computer forecast models, the residents of southern and central Baja California should prepare over the weekend for now Tropical Storm Rick. Rick formed late yesterday, October 15, and is expected to become a major hurricane over the weekend. View News Article (2009-10-19)

Windy cities: researchers invent new tool to calculate hurricane risk
Bad news, Miami. Of all Florida's major population centers, the city is the most vulnerable to strong hurricane winds, according to Florida State University researchers who developed a new tool to estimate the frequency of extreme hurricane winds at a particular location.  View News Article (2010-08-03)

FSU meteorologists' work may lead to better tracking of hurricanes
Scientists are continually exploring different aspects of hurricanes to increase the understanding of how they behave. Recently, two NASA-funded scientists from Florida State University analyzed ozone levels surrounding hurricanes. Their work could lead to better methods of forecasting the paths of the deadly storms. View News Article (2005-06-09)

'Trapped wave' caused unexpected Dennis surge, scientists say FSU
When Hurricane Dennis passed North Florida on July 10, 2005, it caused a 10-foot storm surge in some areas along Apalachee Bay - about 3 to 4 feet more than forecasted- that couldn't be explained only by the local winds that conventionally drive storm surge. View News Article (2006-10-10)

NASA satellites Hurricane Irene almost one-third the size of US east coast
Hurricane Irene is a major hurricane, and NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline. Meanwhile, far in the eastern Atlantic Ocean a tenth tropical depression formed. One satellite image captured both storms and shows the tremendous difference in their size. View News Article (2011-08-26)

Are hurricanes increasing? Ask a Georgia pine tree
Centuries of hurricane records have been discovered in the rings of southeastern US pine trees. View News Article (2005-08-11)

Children's Preexisting Symptoms Influence Their Reactions to Disaster Coverage on TV
After a natural disaster occurs, we often find ourselves glued to the TV, seeking out details about the extent of the damage and efforts at recovery. View News Article (2012-11-06)

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