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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Southern Florida to Maryland, RISA teams (CISA and SCIPP), Sea Grant programs, and other organizations coordinated a rapid response effort to map coastal flooding during Hurricane Joaquin using a new smartphone app developed by Wetlands Watch.
In a visit to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, President Barack Obama lauded the CPO-led Climate Resilience Toolkit, a key part of his Climate Action Plan.
RISA and CSI lead Adam Parris has an article appearing in Issues in Science and Technology.
A strategy report, outlining a set of principles and recommendations to guide recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, was released on Monday, Aug. 19. The goal of the report – developed by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force – is to support recovery and rebuilding efforts and to enhance the resilience of communities that face increasing risks from extreme weather in the Sandy-affected region.