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The Monster Hurricanes of 2017
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The Monster Hurricanes of 2017

The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts

Are Category 6 Hurricanes Coming Soon?

Tropical cyclones like Irene are predicted to be more powerful this year, thanks to natural conditions, but researchers disagree on how to rate that intensity

August 23, 2011 — Jim W. Harper

Instant Egghead--How Do Hurricanes Form?

Hurricane season begins in May and lasts through November, producing dozens of powerful hurricanes. In this episode of Instant Egghead, Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how these massive storms get their start...

May 18, 2012

6 Rules for Rebuilding After Harvey and Irma

In an era of catastrophic weather, institutions—like agencies that manage storm barriers—as well as infrastructure must be redesigned

September 8, 2017 — Thaddeus R. Miller, Mikhail Chester and The Conversation US
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