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Article ID: 703858

Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a future world that is warmer than present, those storms would have even more rainfall and stronger winds.

13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703992

S&T-sponsored Technology Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for DHS S&T, as well as state and local governments.

14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703481

S&T, N.C. Partner to Test Flood Sensors, Build Resilience

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program.

6-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 702766

Super Typhoon #Yutu, Why Is It So Strong? Changing Ocean Salinity to Blame


Increased rainfall from climate change is making the ocean less salty. The areas with the biggest decreases in salinity also experienced increasingly strong storms.

24-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702679

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Several Panhandle counties are facing similar circumstances to that found in Jackson County, said Judy Biss, director of UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County.

23-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702502

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Two researchers with personal experience of hurricanes set out to investigate the role of an underestimated factor in storm’s strength – salinity. They found that salinity plays a larger role than anyone thought, including them.

19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702372

Wind Farms and Reducing Hurricane Precipitation

University of Delaware

New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

17-Oct-2018 1:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 702182

Global Warming Will Have Us Crying in What’s Left of Our Beer

University of California, Irvine

On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.

15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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