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Article ID: 689394

Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists. Extratropical cyclones , including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. They include a freak November 1950 storm and devastating nor’easters in March 1962 and December 1992.

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15-Feb-2018 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689545

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

University of Kansas

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689528

The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

Texas A&M University

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689307

EPA Administrator’s Global Warming Remarks Uninformed, Not Factual, Experts Agree

Northwestern University

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9-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689288

Researchers Compare Pollution Levels Before And After Hurricane Harvey

Texas A&M University

Although understanding the wide-ranging effects of disasters is vital for an effective public health response, a lack of baseline data has made it difficult to attribute post-disaster changes in environmental conditions to the impacts of disasters.

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9-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689105

S&T-Funded Tools Help Get Ahead of Storms

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689108

Professor to Study Mental Health of Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters in U.S territory. Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, an assistant professor at New Mexico State University and a native of Puerto Rico, has begun a study to examine the mental health of aid workers who are helping residents in Puerto Rico and are victims of the storm.

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 688809

Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

Texas A&M University

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.

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1-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687191

Texas Tech Researchers Develop Method to Assess Damage from Natural Disasters

Texas Tech University

The team from the Debris Impact Facility can measure debris volume using drones, then develop an information-based model to determine the cost of cleanup.

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21-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687189

National Wind Institute Awarded $1.46-Million Research Contract

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) has been awarded a four-year research contract from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a catastrophe risk modeling company, worth $1.46 million.

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21-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
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