Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike: What's next for the U.S.? What causes nature's destructive storms? How do scientists study and predict them? How are they linked to global warming?
September 5, 2008 |
Jose Maliekal, an associate professor of earth sciences at the State University of New York at Brockport, explains
A century's worth of records suggests that hurricanes are on the rise and a warming Atlantic is to blame
With strong winds and heavy rains, tropical cyclones remain nature's fiercest storms
Getting hurricane data by using undersea hydrophones that record the hurricane-driven churning of the ocean may be a cheaper, safer alternative to flyovers
A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city
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