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Undeterred, Gulf fish spawn despite hurricane

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 01:27
Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn't kill the mood for coastal fish -- and that's good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring more and larger storms to the Gulf Coast, new findings show some important fish species are able to continue spawning even in a severe storm.

Culture strongly influences coping behaviors after natural disasters

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 23:08
Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence the coping styles young people use when they're affected by a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover from these traumatic experiences, researchers say.

Monitoring air pollution after Hurricane Maria

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 17:48
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as other storm-related damage, prevented air-quality monitoring in many areas. Now researchers have shown that low-cost sensors that run on solar energy can be used to monitor air pollution after a disaster.

Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 20:00
Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new research.

Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 19:10
New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

All eyes on Hurricane Michael

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:22
Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Michael from space.

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 22:11
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 20:40
Researchers have obtained data from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting.

Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 15:11
Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change.

NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 16:39
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 13, 2018 that indicated wind shear was temporarily affecting the southern side of the storm.

Recommendations aimed at preparing Puerto Rico for hurricane season

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 17:14
Researchers have estimated there were 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The researchers also identified gaps in the death certification and public communication processes and went on to make recommendations that will help prepare Puerto Rico for future hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Bird feared extinct rediscovered in the Bahamas

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 14:20
One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama. The finding is particularly significant because the species had been feared extinct following the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and had not been found in subsequent searches. But it is feared that there could only be two left -- placing the species on the verge of extinction and certainly among the world's most critically endangered birds.

What is the maximum possible number of Atlantic tropical cyclones? See the year 2005

Wed, 22/08/2018 - 20:08
Climate simulations and analyses of Atlantic hurricane activity indicate that the record number of tropical cyclones that occurred in 2005 (28 storms) is close to the maximum number that might occur in this region, given existing climate conditions.

NASA gets up close with Greenland's melting ice

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 22:52
With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign takes to the sky this week for its third year of gathering data on how the ocean around Greenland is melting its glaciers.

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:42
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston. In addition to wreaking havoc on buildings and infrastructure, urban floodwaters harbor hidden menaces in the form of bacteria that can cause disease. Now, researchers have surveyed the microbes that lurked in Houston floodwaters, both inside and outside of homes.

Children are highly vulnerable to health risks of a changing climate

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 20:18
Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to climate-related disasters because of their anatomic, cognitive, immunologic, and psychologic differences compared to adults. Researchers set out some specific challenges associated with the impacts of climate change on the world's 2.3 billion children and suggest ways to address their under-prioritized needs.

Possible connection between U.S. tornado activity, Arctic sea ice

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 15:42
The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers report.

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be larger than previously thought

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:16
The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria -- which hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017 -- may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers.

Fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 14:37
Research by a civil and environmental engineering professor has substantiated that Hurricane Harvey caused high levels of fecal contamination to be introduced into waterways draining into the Gulf of Mexico and impairing surface water quality.

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 19:54
An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study. The new research, which details how the events on the Sun and Earth unfolded side-by-side, could aid in the development of space weather forecasting and response, according to the study's authors.