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Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with Higher-Resolution Modeling

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A new Berkeley Lab study shows that high-resolution models captured hurricanes and big waves that low-resolution ones missed. Better extreme wave forecasts are important for coastal cities, the military, the shipping industry, and surfers.

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Two PNNL Researchers Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Engineering

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Two scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will become members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

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Texas Tech University, Tornado, national wind institute, Vortex, New Orleans

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Texas Tech University Has Experts Available as Severe Weather Alerts Continue Along the Mississippi Coastline

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Ocean, Hurricane, Climate, Meteorology

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More Frequent Hurricanes Not Necessarily Stronger on Atlantic Coast

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Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Hurricane, Forecast, Power, Outage, Utilities, soil, Moisture, SMAP

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How Soil Moisture Can Help Predict Power Outages Caused by Hurricanes

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In the days before Hurricane Matthew, researchers used satellite maps of soil moisture to help forecast where the power would go out along the East Coast.At the American Geophysical Union meeting this week, they report that their method worked with 91 percent accuracy.

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Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way to Prepare for Devastating Storms

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With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from devastation.

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Hurricane Risk to Northeast U.S. Coast Increasing, Research Warns

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New research published in the journal Scientific Reports and co-authored by an Associate Professor at Skidmore College suggests the Northeastern coast of the U.S. could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns.

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Hurricane Risk to Northeast USA Coast Increasing, Research Warns

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The Northeastern coast of the USA could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according to new research.

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How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

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Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

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Climate, Hurricane, Robert Korty, Pliocene Epoch, Texas A&M University

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Hurricanes From 3 Million Years Ago Give Us Clues About Present Storms

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Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms, says a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University atmospheric sciences professor.

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Hurricane, Atlantic, hurricane intensity, Forecast, Model, numerical model, Meterology

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Predicting a Hurricane's Wrath

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NDSU Researchers to Study Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Decision-Making

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The researchers want to find out how and why local residents choose to evacuate. They also will study the many variables that can explain the uncertainty in making those decisions.

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After the Storm: Virginia Tech Experts on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

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Haiti, Hurricane Aftermath, Disasters

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UGA Haiti Expert Available to Discuss Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath

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Post-Hurricane Recovery in the Long-Term: Lessons From Scholar’s Participation in Rebuilding After Katrina

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#FSU Experts Can Help Put #Matthew Into Context

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Hurricane Matthew, Power Grid, Power Outage

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​Researchers Predict Power Outages Caused by Hurricane Matthew

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – An interdisciplinary team of researchers is using a unique model to predict how many U.S. residents will lose power because of Hurricane Matthew.As of Thursday morning, Oct. 6, the team predicted 9.6 million people will lose electricity.The model was developed by researchers from The Ohio State University, University of Michigan and Texas A&M University.

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UGA Expert: Preparation Eases Stress of Powerful Storm

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As the Climate Warms, We Are ‘Primed’ for Worse Storms Than Sandy

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With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk. That’s the outlook from David A. Robinson, a Rutgers geography professor who has served as the New Jersey state climatologist for 25 years.

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Planning, Preparation Help Ease Stress of Powerful Storm

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Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren’t just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings—the purchases are also a coping mechanism, says a University of Georgia weather and climate psychologist.







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