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Palms in a storm at the coast.
Simulations suggest that waves in the atmosphere above northern Africa influence the intensity, timing, and location of formation of Atlantic tropical cyclones.
Eos - AGU
Haiti - earthquake damage
A new application of machine learning boosts scientists’ ability to use data from satellite navigation systems to detect and warn of earthquakes.
Eos - AGU
Palms in a storm at the coast.
UChicago research offers first concrete explanation for difference, and show it is getting even stormier over time
University of Chicago
Projected flooding from storm surges, erosion, and sea-level rise may disrupt vital operations of the state’s largest airports in the coming decades
Society for Risk Analysis
Two people standing in front of a collapsed building after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict, and so too are the usually less-severe aftershocks that often follow a major seismic event.
Cornell University
Landslide-affected road
Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake.
Newcastle University
A satellite image of a cyclone shot from space.
Tropical cyclones have been growing stronger worldwide over the past 30 years, and not just the big ones that you hear about.
Conversation Media Group, the
Arctic sea with ice
A warming climate is causing a decline in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, where loss of sea ice has important ecological, economic and climate impacts.
University of Washington