Hurricane Katrina, Aug 28, 2005

Is NASA praying for a major U.S. Hurricane?

From NASA Goddard, video follows. It seems that when you don’t delve into the meteorological factors, “luck” seems to be the only explanation. In discussing this paper with hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue he tells me: …only looking at last 30-years is too short of time period to extrapolate anything about previous or next 30-years…

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Florida and Carolinas may see its first hurricane of the season – before hurricane season starts

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical disturbance in the North Atlantic likely to develop Although the non-tropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic has moved little during the past several hours it has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity. The low is located 230 miles south-southeast of North/South Carolina…

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The Legend of the ‘Kamikaze Typhoons’

From the Geological Society of America: Boulder, Colo., USA – In the late 13th century, Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, launched one of the world’s largest armada of its time in an attempt to conquer Japan. Early narratives describe the decimation and dispersal of these fleets by the “Kamikaze” of CE 1274 and…

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NOAA touts hurricane season forecast success

Via NOAA press release: Atlantic hurricane season stays quiet as predicted Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to produce new forecast products,…