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  • Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be busy

    Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be busy

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:04:16 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:04:16 GMT

    Forecasters are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. 

    Forecasters are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. 

  • What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-03-08 21:53:42 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:23 PM EST2016-03-08 22:23:12 GMT
    Photo credit: noaanews.noaa.govPhoto credit: noaanews.noaa.gov
    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

  • Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    image: National Hurricane Centerimage: National Hurricane Center
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
  • Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:08:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:46 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:46:50 GMT
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
  • Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    During this year's hurricane season NASA will "double-team" on research with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft winging their way over storms that develop during the peak of the season. NASA's Hurricane
    Two unmanned drones will be flying into hurricanes to give new looks at some of the world's strongest storms.
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  • Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

    Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:17:56 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:17:56 GMT
    The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.
    The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.
  • Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be busy

    Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be busy

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:04:16 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:04:16 GMT

    Forecasters are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. 

    Forecasters are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. 

  • Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

    Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:56:46 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:58:52 GMT
    Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions.
    Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions.
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