Tag: extreme weather

November 1st, 2017|

Giant Boulders on Bahamas Coast Are Evidence of Ancient Storms and Sea Level, Says Study

Storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport massive coastal boulders more than 100,000 years ago.

October 3rd, 2017|

Mumbai May Be Vulnerable to Future Hurricanes

If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate.

September 12th, 2017|

Could Climate Change Breed a Whole New Category of Hurricane?

Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Could there be, in the future?

September 6th, 2017|

Video: Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey

Atmospheric scientists Chia-Ying Lee and Adam Sobel explain that climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Harvey, but it likely made the storm worse.

September 5th, 2017|

How Will Scientists Find Out Whether Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Worse?

It’s too soon to say there’s a connection, but searching for the fingerprints of climate change shouldn’t take too long.

August 25th, 2017|

How Did Hurricane Harvey Become So Powerful, So Quickly?

Over the past day and a half, Hurricane Harvey’s winds have quickened from about 35 to 109 miles per hour. What’s driving this massive power-up?

August 13th, 2017|

How Will Climate Change Impact Shelter?

Robin Bell, Radley Horton, and Adam Sobel explain how their research helps make communities more resilient to extreme weather and sea level rise.

August 9th, 2017|

Analyzing Winter Storm Risk and Resilience in a Changing Climate

A new study found that the northeastern U.S. is at particular risk for physical and economic effects of climate hazards.

June 12th, 2017|

Adam Sobel: Preparing for the Next Big Storm

Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for a lot of people in New York City, including Adam Sobel, who’s spent more than two decades studying the physics of weather and climate.

March 27th, 2017|

Thunderstorms Pose as Much Property Risk as Hurricanes

A report by Columbia University and Willis Re says that the average annual loss from severe convective storms was $11.23 billion for the period 2003-2015.

March 8th, 2017|

Is the Oroville Dam Failure a Climate Change Story?

Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel takes a look at what’s behind the California dam crisis that forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate.

August 30th, 2016|

How Does the Ocean Drive Weather and Climate Extremes?

Lamont’s Ryan Abernathey and Richard Seager are investigating how processes in the ocean create extreme weather and climate conditions over land.

July 14th, 2016|

Tropical Cyclones on Track to Grow More Intense as Temperatures Rise

Powerful tropical cyclones like the super typhoon that lashed Taiwan in July are expected to become even stronger as the planet warms.