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Are parking garages safe during hurricanes?
Recently, Dr. Thomas Schmidlin, meteorologist and professor of geography at Kent State University, completed research determining the safety of using parking garages for the general public as a (2007-06-28)

Hurricane season is here, and FSU scientists predict a near‑normal one
Scientists at the Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies have released their fourth annual Atlantic hurricane season forecast, using a unique computer model with a knack for predicting hurricanes with unprecedented accuracy. (2012-05-31)

Tropical cyclones moving faster in recent decades
Tropical cyclones, regionally known as hurricanes or typhoons, have been moving across ocean basins faster since 1982, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. (2020-10-19)

Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes
Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor. (2015-05-18)

The current debate on the linkage between global warming and hurricanes
Global warming and increased hurricane activity...a case of natural influences or human intervention? (2007-06-19)

Past trends in hurricane activity and inferences for the future
Knutson will discuss analysis of historical ship track records suggesting that reporting coverage of was too sparse to detect all tropical storms and therefore tropical storm counts do not have any significant trends between 1878 and 2006. (2009-02-15)

New type of El Nino could mean more hurricanes make landfall
A new study, in the journal Science, suggests that the form of El Nino may be changing potentially causing not only a greater number of hurricanes than in average years, but also a greater chance of hurricanes making landfall. (2009-07-02)

Faculty member earns $300,000 grant for hurricane damage research
Dr. Jean-Paul Pinelli will apply $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to work on a wireless sensor network for monitoring wind impacts. (2006-09-12)

Researchers able to monitor hurricanes' effects on North Carolina's barrier islands, sounds
Predictions call for more hurricanes in the Atlantic than usual this season, which could mean big changes are in store for the coastline and sounds, Duke University professors say. (2003-06-09)

Cloud control could tame hurricanes, study shows
They are one of the most destructive forces of nature on Earth, but now environmental scientists are working to tame the hurricane. In a paper, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, the authors propose using cloud seeding to decrease sea surface temperatures where hurricanes form. Theoretically, the team claims the technique could reduce hurricane intensity by a category. (2012-08-23)

Satellites have drastically changed how we forecast hurricanes
The powerful hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900, killing an estimated 8,000 people and destroying more than 3,600 buildings, took the coastal city by surprise. (2020-06-22)

Hurricanes have become bigger and more destructive for USA; new study from the Niels Bohr Institute
A new study by researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Aslak Grinsted, Peter Ditlevsen and Jens Hesselbjerg shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more than 3 times as frequent now than 100 years ago. A new way of calculating the destruction unequivocally shows a climatic increase in the frequency of the most destructive hurricanes that routinely raise havoc on the North American south- and east coast. The study is now published in PNAS. (2019-11-11)

Research Team Sticks With Prediction Of Above-Average Hurricane Year; Colorado State University's Gray Says More Active Storm Period Brewing
Colorado State University's team of noted researchers predict an above-average hurricane season in 1997 in its April forecast, released today. (1997-04-04)

Hurricanes are getting stronger, study says
The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s, according to a study by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The shift occurred as global sea surface temperatures have increased over the same period. (2005-09-15)

Climate change causes landfalling hurricanes to stay stronger for longer
Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a study published 11th November 2020 in leading journal, Nature. The researchers showed that hurricanes that develop over warmer oceans carry more moisture and therefore stay stronger for longer after hitting land. This means that in the future, as the world continues to warm, hurricanes are more likely to reach communities farther inland and be more destructive. (2020-11-11)

Surprisingly regular patterns in hurricane energy discovered
Researchers at Mathematics Research Centre and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have discovered the mathematical relation between the number of hurricanes produced in certain parts of the planet and the energy they release. (2010-07-11)

FSU scientists use unique model to predict active 2010 hurricane season
Florida State University scientists who have developed a unique computer model with a knack for predicting hurricanes with unprecedented accuracy are forecasting an unusually active season this year. (2010-06-01)

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may have caused up to half of recorded stillbirths in worst hit areas
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may have been responsible for up to half of all recorded stillbirths in the worst hit areas, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2014-05-08)

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures
New research shows that hurricane maximum wind speeds in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda have more than doubled on average over the last 60 years due to rising ocean temperatures in the region. (2021-02-12)

UA forecast: Below-average hurricane activity
The UA hurricane forecasting model, which has proved to be extremely accurate over the years, is calling for fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic this year on the heels of a devastating 2017. (2018-07-02)

How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 years
In the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (2017-09-26)

Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea
Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes--even storms many times larger than anything previously observed. (2019-09-18)

Even hurricanes have silver linings
Hurricanes may not be all bad, despite the destruction caused by storms like Floyd. While a hurricane's impact on the environment is often drastic, scientists from NOAA and USGS point out that there are some non-destructive aftereffects too. (1999-09-16)

Survey: Refusal to evacuate, complacency remain problems during hurricanes
About one-third of emergency managers surveyed reported that many residents refused to evacuate during Hurricane Jeanne and that shelter use was significantly below expectations. The survey also suggested room for improvement in issuing emergency communications in Spanish. Researchers hope the survey will help emergency managers prepare for the 2006 hurricane season and avoid a repeat of the chaos that surrounded Hurricane Katrina this year. (2005-11-30)

Establishing a connection between global warming and hurricane intensity
Climate change is affecting the intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, and hurricane damage will likely continue to increase because of greenhouse warming, according to a new study. (2006-08-15)

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news
Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature. (2018-06-07)

Wind conference looks beyond wind engineering
Politics affect everything, even hurricanes. A conference at Clemson University will explore not only the wind-engineering aspects of the storms but also their sociopolitical impacts in North, South and Central America. Approximately 150 participants will attend the June 3-6 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering. Joining the wind engineers will be sociologists, risk managers, emergency preparedness managers, meteorologists, architects, contractors and manufacturers (2001-05-30)

La Nina will have no effect on 2006 Atlantic hurricanes
NASA oceanographers agree that the recent La Niña in the eastern Pacific Ocean is not expected to have an effect on the Atlantic hurricane season this year. That's good news, because normally a La Niña tends to increase Atlantic hurricane activity and decrease Pacific Ocean hurricanes. (2006-05-04)

Ozone levels drop when hurricanes are strengthening
Scientists are continually exploring different aspects of hurricanes to increase the understanding of how they behave. Recently, NASA-funded scientists from Florida State University looked at ozone around hurricanes and found that ozone levels drop as a hurricane is intensifying. (2005-06-08)

Hurricanes and climate change: A sharper view
In a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, Drs. David S. Nolan and Eric D. Rappin from UM's Rosenstiel School, teamed up with Dr. Kerry Emanuel from MIT to describe a new method for evaluating the frequency of hurricane formation in present and future tropical climates. Compared to other global models currently in use, the new approach uses computer models that provide much more accurate representations of the processes that lead to hurricane formation. (2008-08-12)

Scientists discuss early results of RAINEX Hurricane Intensity Project
Scientists flew into the eyes of Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia and Rita last summer, as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project called RAINEX, the Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment. (2006-06-22)

Hurricanes impact carbon sequestration by forests
Hurricanes significantly lessen the capacity of US forests to sequester atmospheric carbon, according to a recent analysis by a USDA Forest Service researcher. (2002-03-22)

Research re-examines strong hurricane studies
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have released a new study that strengthens the link between the increase in hurricane intensity and the increase in tropical sea surface temperature. It found that while factors such as wind shear do affect the intensity of individual storms or storm seasons, they don't account for the global 35-year increase in the number of the most intense hurricanes. (2006-03-16)

Public health and hurricanes
In the first study ever to evaluate urban sediment after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have published their findings in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pointing to the need for rapid environmental assessments. (2007-05-01)

NASA finds intense lightning activity around a hurricane's eye
In 2005, Hurricane Emily, a very strong hurricane had some of the most lightning activity ever seen in a hurricane. Scientists are now trying to determine if the frequency of lightning is connected to the hurricane's strength. (2006-06-23)

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. (2010-08-02)

URI scientist: Long-legged lizards better adapted for hurricane survival
Jason Kolbe has been thinking about hurricanes and lizards for many years. The University of Rhode Island professor of biological sciences has measured the length of lizard legs and the size of their toe pads to assess how those factors influence the animal's ability to cling to vegetation during strong storms. He even used a powerful leaf blower to test his hypotheses in a laboratory. (2018-08-17)

Adios, hurricanes: the effects of El Niño on Atlantic hurricane activity
El Niño gets blamed -- rightly or wrongly -- for everything strange in the weather. One NASA scientist has found a relationship: El Niño apparently is related to a reduction in Atlantic hurricane severity. (1999-09-01)

El Nino Major Factor In Slightly Reduce '97 Hurricane Forecast; Colorado State's Gray Says More Storms May Form In Higher Latitudes
In releasing an updated forecast for the 1997 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin, Colorado State University's Professor William Gray and his team have slightly reduced their predictions. The strength of El Nino has prompted the team to reduce its forecast slightly, with 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two intense hurricanes for the year. (1997-08-06)

Mental health strained by disaster
A new study found that suicide rates increase during all types of disasters -- including severe storms, floods, hurricanes and ice storms -- with the largest overall increase occurring two years after a disaster. A team of researchers examined the impact of 281 natural disasters on suicide rates during a 12-year span and found overall suicide rates increased by 23% when compared to rates before and after the disaster. (2020-11-11)

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