Stalled Tropical Cyclones like Harvey may become less frequent in the future over Texas 10 July 2020

Stalled Tropical Cyclones like Harvey may become less frequent in the future over Texas

The movement of landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) can substantially affect the resulting damage. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Texas has experienced a number of devastating TCs; and research shows stalled TCs may become less frequent.

How Hurricane Strength Impacts Rainfall Intensity and Coverage 25 October 2019

How Hurricane Strength Impacts Rainfall Intensity and Coverage

Heavy and widespread rainfall during landfalling tropical cyclones can cause severe damage, large financial losses, and the loss of life. In 2017 and 2018 alone, U.S. landfalling hurricanes contributed to more than 3,000 deaths and $300 billion in damages.

Could Human-Made Emissions Produce Stronger Hurricanes? 4 March 2019

Could Human-Made Emissions Produce Stronger Hurricanes?

While the cause of increased intensity in North Atlantic hurricanes has been under much debate, new research explores human-made emissions as a potential driver.

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts 13 April 2017

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts

Showing the value of ocean underwater glider data used to forecast Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014, a CPO-supported study highlights the impact of gliders to improve hurricane intensity forecasts.

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity 26 April 2016

Chill Out: Cooling of Coastal Surface Waters Impacts Hurricane Intensity

Tropical storms like 2011’s Hurricane Irene experienced cooling in the coastal surface waters ahead of the eye of the hurricane, which reduced storm intensity, according to a CPO-funded study by Rutgers’ University Professor Scott Glenn and partners published in Nature Communications.
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