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Sahara greening may intensify tropical cyclone activity worldwide

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 12:33
Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara (Sahel), with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover. In a recent study, researchers have found that tropical cyclone activity may have increased during past warm climates in connection with a greening of the Sahara.

Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 13:53
Offshore wind turbines built according to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane, creating potential risk for any such turbines built in hurricane-prone areas, new research shows.

2017 hurricane season follows year of extremes

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 17:44
2016 hurricane season started in January and ended 318 days later in late-November. Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 in a decade, the longest stretch without one since 1950.

Measuring the human impact of weather

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 13:30
The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

How atmospheric waves radiate out of hurricanes

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 14:08
Researchers believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and location of hurricanes from hundreds of miles away by detecting atmospheric waves radiating from the centers of these powerful storms.

Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 21:53
Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new study reveals. The study is the first to map the birds' annual migratory path and demonstrate how its timing and trajectory place them in the direct path of hurricanes moving into the Caribbean from the Atlantic. Climate change may increase the risk.

Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inland

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 16:52
Researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to relocate.