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Study Shows Poleward Shift In Tropical Storm Peak Intensity
2014-05-15 11:46:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new report from a team of American climatologists has found that the latitude at which tropical storms reach their peak intensity is moving toward the poles – suggesting the term ‘tropical storm’ is slowly becoming somewhat of misnomer. Published in the journal Nature, the new report found that the peak intensity of these storms is moving toward the poles at a rate of about 33 to 39 miles per decade. "We've identified...

2013-12-05 23:24:48

Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD reports on climate change, hurricanes and typhoons on the Sharon Kleyne Hour, hosted by Bio Logic Aqua Founder. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 There is evidence that highly destructive weather events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, are becoming stronger and more frequent. There is also evidence, according to Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio...

Hurricanes Become Less Threatening To US Coast, Based On Climate Models
2013-09-03 11:22:55

[ Watch the Video: Climate Change Could Push Hurricanes Away From The East Coast ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have painted a pretty grim picture for future hurricane seasons, with more frequent and intense storms occurring in the Northeast due to a changing climate. Last year’s superstorm Hurricane Sandy was labeled as evidence of such climatic storms impacting the US Atlantic coast. However, a new study by researchers from Columbia...

Study Shows More Hurricane Surges In The Future
2013-03-19 08:50:48

University of Copenhagen By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges when the climate was warmer. But how much worse will it get as temperatures rise in the future? How many extreme storm surges like that from Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute show that there will be a...

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2012-09-11 21:14:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for predicting the activity in an upcoming hurricane season that is 15% more accurate than previous models, according to their new report in the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. “This approach should give policymakers more reliable information than current state-of-the-art methods,” said co-author Nagiza Samatova, an...


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