A flooded street after hurricane Irma hit Florida, USA.
Safe and uninterrupted road travel is crucial in the aftermath of storms so that people can access medical treatment, downed power lines can be removed and communities can begin a return to normalcy.
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Creating, sustaining, and increasing adoption of impact databases with sufficient quality faces significant challenges. Digital media mining may be useful to complement existing databases.
Builder working on a brick wall
New construction standards push Zimbabweans to swap traditional materials for cement bricks to protect homes from extreme weather, curb deforestation and conserve wetlands.
An Indian family standing outside their house after cyclone Fani devastated the neighborhood.
Super cyclone Amphan” hit the Bay of Bengal in May 2020, exposing hundreds of thousands of people to flooding.
A dock in Grand Cayman as Hurricane Laura passes by, USA (202)
To improve future tropical cyclone forecasts, researchers sent a remotely operated saildrone into the extreme winds and towering waves around the eye of a category 4 hurricane.
A satellite image of a cyclone shot from space.
A new study has revealed super cyclones, the most intense form of tropical storm, are likely to have a much more devastating impact on people in South Asia in future years.
Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by mid-century, putting large parts of the world at risk. The analysis also projects that maximum wind speeds associated with these cyclones could increase up to 24%.
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The main objective of this assignment is to undertake a comprehensive assessment of existing centralized and decentralized early warning systems as part of transfer of technologies for enhanced climate risk monitoring and reporting in Somalia.
Palm trees being hit by storm and rainfall during a hurricane
A study that analyzed the entire 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season, in conjunction with human activity that affects climate change, found that hourly hurricane rainfall totals were up to 10% higher compared to hurricanes in the pre-industrial era.
This study provides an overview of subseasonal predictability for case studies of some of the most prominent extreme events across the globe using the ECMWF S2S prediction system.