Hurricane Season Officially Ended, But Two Storms Did Billions In Damage, Left Dozens Dead

From The Daily Caller 11:02 AM 11/30/2018 | Energy Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor This year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ended Friday, generated only a slightly above normal number of storms, but just two cyclones did billions of dollars worth of damage to the U.S. mainland. “The season overall was slightly above normal, with…

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New paper shows no climate trend in hurricane damage losses

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior writes: Our major update to the CONUS normalized hurricane loss dataset has now been published, after several years of effort and an intensive review process by Nature Sustainability. Weinkle et al. 2018.Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017, Nature Sustainability. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 Abstract. Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters…

Building For the Past, Remembering the Future

From cliscep Michael Tobis (aka Dr. Doom) is someone I have opposed frequently and vehemently across the climate blogosphere. Nonetheless, he has a post up now that is thought-worthy, if not noteworthy. Titled ‘The Seventieth Generation, he makes an impassioned plea for all of us to remember the effects of our actions and choices for…

Study: Hurricanes affect VLF radio signals in the Ionosphere

Plain Language Summary Hurricanes and tropical storms are severe atmospheric weather phenomena that can affect drastically the human life. The effect of this kind of events is not only limited to ground level but also extends through the atmosphere to the high altitudes. One of the most important features of these events, which has an…

Old Satellite Gives a View Inside #HurricaneFlorence

In April 2006, a Boeing Delta II rocket launched CloudSat, along with a second satellite, CALIPSO, into space on two- and three-year missions to study the world’s clouds and a mix of airborne particles called aerosols. Twelve years later, both satellites are still chugging along, though it hasn’t always been easy going in recent years. In CloudSat’s case,…

Forecasters: #HurricaneFlorence to get energy boost from the Gulf Stream

As millions of people along the Atlantic Coast of the United States board up windows and evacuate before Hurricane Florence makes landfall, remote sensing researchers and forecasters are monitoring the environmental conditions fueling the powerful storm. They are assembling a suite of satellite images and data products that could aid storm preparedness and recovery efforts by federal and local…