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July 6, 2015

Social Media Should Play Greater Role in Disaster Communication

June 10, 2015 — When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn't know it was coming or didn't know how to protect themselves. Would an ... read more

May 20, 2015 — From June 1 through July 15, researchers from across North America will fan out each evening across the Great Plains to study the mysterious phenomenon of nighttime ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — The Pacific Northwest is dotted by small, low-lying, coastal cities where populations tend to cluster. These communities can be isolated and are susceptible to devastation from major storms that ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Climate scientists can spot El Niño and La Niña conditions developing months ahead of time, and they use this knowledge to make more accurate forecasts of droughts, flooding and even hurricane ... read more

Summer Storm Weakening Leads to More Persistent Heat Extremes

Mar. 12, 2015 — Storm activity in large parts of the US, Europe and Russia significantly calmed down during summers over the past decades, but this is no good news. The weakening of strong winds associated with the ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Most hurricanes over the Atlantic that eventually make landfall in North America actually start as intense thunderstorms in Western Africa one or two weeks earlier, research indicates. This research ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Just when you thought hurricanes couldn't get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues' gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren't ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Researchers have proposed a mechanism for the generation of glass spherules in geologic deposits through the occurrence of volcanic lightning. The existence of fulgurites -- glassy products formed in ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — A study focusing on the vulnerability of coastal areas has determined that the risk of suffering damage on the coast is related to sea level. These results, on one hand, allow potentially dangerous ... read more

Urbanization May Affect the Initiation of Thunderstorms

Feb. 18, 2015 — A study that assessed the impact of urban land use on the initiation of thunderstorms from 1997 to 2013 in the humid subtropical region of the southeast United States found that so-called isolated ... read more

World Thunderstorm 'Map' Key to Assessing Climate Change

Feb. 9, 2015 — New research will likely be crucial to measuring the impact of climate change on thunderstorms -- one of the weather occurrences most problematic for human life on the planet. The varying frequency ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A new online resource which will help coastguards, meteorological organisations and scientific communities predict future storm surge patterns has been created. The freely-accessible database of ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A recent study determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. For instance, a rare storm with daily precipitation of nearly 12 inches, ... read more

Storm Chasers Take on Supercell Thunderstorms in Bangladesh

Jan. 28, 2015 — This past April, Scott Olson touched down in Bangladesh to become the country’s first known storm chaser. On the other side of the world, back in Oklahoma, meteorologists worked tirelessly to put ... read more

Jan. 7, 2015 — A sudden jump in the number of lightning strikes inside a garden-variety thunderstorm might soon give forecasters a new tool for predicting severe weather and issuing timely warnings, according to ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Golden-winged warblers apparently knew in advance that a storm that would spawn 84 confirmed tornadoes and kill at least 35 people last spring was coming, according to a new report. The birds left ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Researchers hope to better forecast the flood risk from a combination of heavy rains and melting snow, which are most of the worst West Coast floods. Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites is expected to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify -- a little-understood process that's becoming more crucial to figure ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. By merging records of events seen by ... read more

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