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Tornado, Interferometer, ground rotation, atmospheric infrasound, ring laser, tornado early warning system, Robert W. Dunn, John A. Meredith, Angela B. Lamb , Elijah G. Kessler, Hendrix College, university of memphis, Journal of Applied Physics

High-Tech Future Early Warning System for Hurricanes, Tornados and Volcanic Eruptions

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A group of researchers at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas has built a much smaller ring laser interferometer to explore how it could detect geophysical effects such as earthquake-generated ground rotation and infrasound from convective storms and have demonstrated the technology's potential as an early-warning system for natural disasters.

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Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy, Weather, Meteorology, Climate, Climate Change, New Jersey, New York, Jersey Shore, Restore the Shore, Connecticut, Ecology, Environment, Beaches, Boardwalks, Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal, Utilities, Water, Wastewater, Electrical, Electrical utilities, Electric Utilities, Storms, Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes, Rutgers, Rutgers University

‘Taking Chances’ at the Coast: Have We Learned Hurricane Sandy’s Lessons?

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"Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy" investigates whether Sandy was “a transformational event, just another storm or something in between.” Topics include the meteorology and climatology of Sandy, efforts to “Restore the Shore,” and impacts on water, wastewater and electrical utilities.

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disaster warnings, , disaster indices, Risk Assessment, validating disaster indices, disaster vulnerability, disaster resilience, disaster models, Risk Analysis, hazard warnings, Disaster Preparedness

Accurate Tools Can Help Vulnerable Areas Prepare for Disasters, Recover Afterward

Assessments that tell policy makers how vulnerable and resilient their communities are to devastating floods and other destructive events aren’t always accurate, according to the first-ever validation of a wide range of available tools.

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Lightning Strikes: Thunderstorms Spread Mercury Pollution

In a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, Assistant Professor of Meteorology Christopher Holmes writes that thunderstorms have 50 percent higher concentrations of mercury than other rain events.

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Italy earthquake

Experts Available to Discuss Italy Earthquake, Transportation Impact, Seismic Imaging

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Hurricane Experts Available to Provide Analysis Throughout the Season

Florida State University’s experts are among the best in the nation when it comes to the study of hurricanes and their impact on people and property. These experts are available to answer media questions and provide perspective to news stories throughout the 2016 hurricane season.

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Earthquake, earthquake engineering, Earthquake expert , Trauma, Psychology, Seismology

Italy Earthquake: Experts Available to Discuss Engineering Seismology, Disaster Impact on Children

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Earthquake Prediction, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earthquakes, Earth & Environment, Machine Learning, Computer Aided, Acoustic

​​Expert on Earthquake Prediction Available: Quakes Foretold in Small-Scale Laboratory Experiments Backed by Machine Learning

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Disaster Zone Warning: Virginia Tech Expert Says Consider the Impact on Children

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Flooding, Louisiana flood, Louisiana Flooding, Louisiana, 9-11, 9-11 anniversary, 9-11 attacks, Marine, Evacuation, Disaster Management, Disaster Research Response, Boats

#LAflood Victims Rescue by Citizens' Boats Similar to 9/11 Heroics @UDelaware Profs Say

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Manufactured Housing Should Not Be Used To House Louisiana Flood Victims

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A Faster Method of Rebuilding Destroyed Homes

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Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC), that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural disasters.

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Louisiana flood

Experts Available to Speak on Historic Louisiana Flooding

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Louisiana flooding, Rain, Rainfall, Meterology, Climate Science

SJSU Meteorologist Explains Science Behind Rain/Flooding in Louisiana

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atmosphere science, Earth Science, Space And Planetary Science, Stars/Sun, weather and storm

1967 Solar Storm Nearly Took US to Brink of War

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A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force's budding efforts to monitor the sun's activity, a new study finds.

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Incident Command, Next Generation, next generation incident command, First Responder, Information Sharing, responder technology, responder tech, Open Source, Emergency Management

NICS, a Communication Platform for First Responders, Now Available Worldwide

DHS S&T has announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) an information sharing tool for first responders, is now available worldwide.

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fire, owls, spotted owls, Wildfires, Wildlife, Forests

Giant Forest Fires Exterminate Spotted Owls, Long-Term Study Finds

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Could periodic forest thinning and prescribed burns intended to prevent dangerous "megafires" help conserve owls in the long run? Or are those benefits outweighed by their short-term harm to owls? The answer depends in part on just how big and bad the fires are, according to a new study.

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Seismology, Earthquakes, Illapel, Chile, Steve Roecker, Nazca plate, South American plate, subduction zone earthquakes, Subduction zone

After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event

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Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.

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Flood Risk, Coastal Management, Emergency Preparedness, biodiversity issues, coastal homeowners, mitigate risks

Start-Up Company Uses Novel Technology to Mitigate Risks From Sea-Level Rise, Flooding

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Coastal Risk Consulting, a new start-up company formed by an FAU professor, has developed novel technology to assist coastal homeowners, businesses, and government to evaluate and mitigate risks from encroaching seas along Florida’s southeast coast as well as other vulnerable areas in the United States and overseas.

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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, Uniformed Services University, USU, Usuhs, Dr. Thomas Kirsch, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, J, Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, NCDMPH, Dr. Kirsch

Dr. Thomas Kirsch to lead National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Thomas Kirsch, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has been selected as the next director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences following a nationwide search. The announcement was made July 28, 2016, by USU President Dr. Richard Thomas.







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