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DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
...gerous missiles created by the high wind speeds of hurricanes
and tornadoes. Also, hurricanes
can also spawn tornadoes in an instant. Kevlar puts a virtually impenetrable barrier between reside...
'Extinct' bird rediscovered in Mexico
...ident of Conservation International. Although the hurricanes
are believed to have had a major negative impact o...line, because the Cozumel Thrasher likely survived hurricanes
for millennia. Introduced species, especially predatory boa constrictors introduced to the island in...
NASA data shows hurricanes help plants bloom in 'ocean deserts'
... Lab in Laurel, Maryland studied 13 North Atlantic hurricanes
between 1998 and 2001. Ocean color data from the S... near-surface phytoplankton bloom. "This effect of hurricanes
in ocean deserts has not been seen before. We believe it is the first documented satellite observati...
Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes
After receiving the brunt of powerful hurricanes
in 1996 and 1999, the Neuse River and Estuary and ...ies-dependent: There was no apparent impact of the hurricanes
on commercial landings of bivalve molluscs or shrimp. In contrast, interacting effects of hurricane ...
UCLA study sheds new light on island evolution
...." Previous research has demonstrated clearly that hurricanes
can carry animals vast distances. But not until the UCLA study had research provided evidence that over-water dispersal can affect the evolution of individual genes....
From biology to computing and back again
...to studies of the surface of the sun, earthquakes, hurricanes
and condensed-matter physics. Did Otani ever consider using it in his new realm? In a heartbeat. Otani and his research team at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are combining the eigenmode approach with other simulation techniques to tra...
Sea Grant News & Notes for March 26, 2003
...et - http://www.haznet.org Natural hazards, like hurricanes
and shoreline erosion, affect everyone who lives and works on the coast. While one cannot control the forces of nature, one can learn how to protect one's home, community, business and loved ones. Haznet is the place to find out how Sea Grant program...
New books show social side of weather and climate
...red the effort to understand, track, and cope with hurricanes
bring this volume to life. The book has something...a pioneer in using computers to study and forecast hurricanes
and other weather features. Michael Garstang is distinguished investigator and research professor a...
Study shows fossil records remain stable in storm beds
...records preserve their community structure through hurricanes
even though one would think the heavy waves would rip up the floor and destroy the fidelity of the site. Susan Barbour Wood, a Ph.D. student, studied an area in Cincinnati, Ohio, where abundant road cuts show outcrops well preserved along major highw...
Study predicts Amazon deforestation could affect climate in US
...ered wind circulation that suppress Atlantic Ocean hurricanes
during the Pacific Ocean warming phenomenon called El Nino. Avissar said he could not blame recent drought conditions in the United States on deforestation in the Amazon because the Duke simulations looked at a hypothetical situation that is much m...
Hurricanes impact carbon sequestration by forests
...hange Program Leader, suggests that the effects of hurricanes
must be taken into account in predicting the carbo...cts. Finally, he examined the long-term impacts of hurricanes
on forest regeneration and productivity. McNulty found that even though hurricanes
do not immediatel...
Hurricane floods pose risk to environment, health, new research on 1999 storm reveals
CHAPEL HILL Flooding from hurricanes
such as Floyd, which dumped up to 20 inches of water on parts of eastern North Carolina, poses a significant threat to both environmental and human health by washing industrial animal operation wastes into areas with vulnerable populations, according...
Like storm clouds, natural disasters carry a silver lining, biologist says
...ually think of forest fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes
as unmitigated disasters, but such upheavals also do much good, even if most of the good is under-appreciated, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biologist says in his book The Silver Lining. Subtitled The Benefits of Natural Disasters, t...
Scholar: hurricanes helped shape Cuban culture, history
...historian Dr. Louis A. Perez Jr. contends that the hurricanes
have significantly affected the culture and its pe...il into their everyday lives. In Cuba, Perez said, hurricanes
have created an overriding sense of being subjected to forces beyond ones control. Many people say, ...
UF researchers: beach mice face high probability of extinction
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The twin menaces of hurricanes
and beachfront development appear poised to wipe o...oasts are in substantial danger of extinction from hurricanes
and continuing loss of habitat to development. In research on four remaining populations including ...
July media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...n substantial loss of life and resources. Several hurricanes
(1938, 1944, Belle1976, and Gloria1985) brushed th...ense storms striking the New Jersey coast. Intense hurricanes
typically result in storm surge of more than 10 feet above normal tides. Given the extremely low ele...
Studies: Floyd, other major hurricanes of '99 caused significant changes in nation's largest lagoonal estuary
... in late summer and early autumn 1999, three major hurricanes
-- Dennis, Floyd and Irene -- walloped and partial...re going to have 20 or more years of more frequent hurricanes
as our meteorologist friends predict -- how many times can the system bounce back in the face of hig...
NASA satellite spots unique ocean eddy
... 30-125 miles (50-200 km)in diameter, and resemble hurricanes
in the water. Like hurricanes, each eddy is given a name to keep better track of it. In 1999, researchers named the eddy Loretta. Around the Hawaiian Islands, eddies are caused when northeasterly tradewinds interact with the topography of the islands...
New N.C. ferry-linked water monitoring begins generating useful data for analysis
...For us, that part is free." Ramus said the recent hurricanes
have been a wake-up call for state support of water quality monitoring. "Given the fact that there are predictions of several decades of elevated tropical storm activity, the timing couldn't be better for taking a serious look at North Carolina's re...
Purdue researchers clean up petroleum spills with plants
...thrive in southern Indiana may not make it through hurricanes
or the heat of an east Texas summer. Another part of the problem is finding plants that survive in contaminated areas and at the same time encourage microbial growth. Banks and Schwab have worked with crop scientists to find plants that work best wit...