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NJIT professor says certain home shapes and roofs hold up best in hurricane
...e would be far more efficient under high winds and hurricane
conditions than a typical structure. CSTB is working with a builder to construct a prototype of such a home on Runion in the West Indian Ocean. From this work and other studies Taher recommends the following construction considerations for homeow...
Research finds evidence tropical cyclones have climate-control role
...o the impact of rising temperatures on cyclone and hurricane
intensity, is that as the world and the tropics warm, there will be an increase in the integrated intensity of hurricanes." Movies such as "The Day After Tomorrow" brought into the spotlight information about the ocean conveyer belt and its impact ...
Urban sediments after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita contained high levels of contaminants
...he impacts of sediments within an area affected by hurricane
floodwaters, as exposure to contaminated sediments, by inhaling or ingesting, could result in health risks. Efforts should include monitoring pathogens in addition to indicator microbes--those that aren't themselves harmful but are known to exist alo...
How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones
...ects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The past 10 hurricane
seasons have been the most active on record, with ...ersity meteorologists predicted a very active 2007 hurricane
season for the Atlantic coast, with 17 named storms, including 5 major hurricanes. The analysis incl...
Carbon dioxide and the ocean
...c carbon dioxide in the oceans, to the increase in hurricane
intensity scientists feel may occur over the next hundred years. The paper aims to consolidate research that has addressed how carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution have dramatically changed natural patterns in atmospheric and ocea...
Environments resilient in the face of hurricanes, but questions remain, says journal special issue
...ch about ecosystems at the land-sea interface. The hurricane
special edition was published as the journal's Dec...impetus for the special issue was the intense 2004 hurricane
season, in which four major hurricanes made landfall in Florida within a three-month period, accordi...
'Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology'
...ne the interacting causes of change, which include hurricane
damage, regional outbreaks of coral-consuming predators, disease epidemics, sea-level rise, nutrient loading, global warming and acidification of the oceans. Crucial predictions about the future of coral reefs lead to practical strategies for the suc...
Assessing ecosystem services to identify conservation priorities
...ion initiatives with multiple winners. By the time hurricane
Katrina hit, Louisiana had lost 405,000 hectares of wetlands, offering a bitter lesson on wetlands flood protection. Now, a growing list of industries sees wetlands restoration as the key to economic recovery in the area. Together, these two studies...
New cost-benefit model will aid efforts to conserve wilderness: UBC researcher
...org/press/plbi-04-11-chan.pdf "By the time that hurricane
Katrina hit the U.S. coast," says Chan, "Louisiana had lost 405,000 hectares of wetlands. The flooding that resulted offers a bitter lesson on the value of wetlands for flood protection. Governments and industry are realizing that wetlands restoratio...
A salinity study in the Mobile Delta region
...the most extreme salinities, those observed during hurricane
landfalls in the northern Gulf of Mexico, are lethal to milfoil. "Right after Hurricane Katrina, we noticed that milfoil was not as abundant in those places where it used to be plentiful," recounts Dr. Valentine. "Whether it was the turbidity fro...
Mouse strain with gene stutter will help leukemia research
...vestigation. "When leukemia strikes, it's like a hurricane
arriving without an advance weather forecast you have no information about how it got there, and it's a level-5 storm," says Michael A. Caligiuri, principal investigator of the study and director of the OSUCCC. "Studying live models like this mous...
Forest fires a real concern for areas hit hard by hurricanes
...ting wildfires from inflicting even more damage to hurricane
ravaged areas in the Southeast. Hurricanes toppl...and develop plans for reducing fuel loads. "The hurricane
damage was devastating to both people and forests, and a big wildfire is the last thing they need at...
Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser
...trina from thousands of miles away (2aAO6). As the hurricane
traveled over the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall,resulting ocean waves generated seismic waves which propagated to adepth of 1100 km. Such observations indicate that even distant seismic stations may have useful functions in monitoring and studying...
Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks
...ects. Even timelier for Americans in the wake of hurricane
Katrina is the fact that in the face of natural disasters, this adulteration of herbs with other plant contaminants becomes more common due to a decreased supply of the original herb. "We must understand safety in herbal remedies on a global scale," ...
DNA sequencing contributes to sequence of honors for UH
...stonians may not be able to count on this season's hurricane
forecast, but for the last three years they have been able to find a University of Houston professor on the list of Houston's top women in technology. For three consecutive years, UH professors have received Houston Leadership in Technology Awards ...
Genetics experts join together to support efforts to identify remaining hurricane Katrina victims
...d and bodies recently recovered as debris from the hurricane
has been removed from the hardest hit areas of New...terns found in the family. In the case of the 2005 hurricane
victims, ultimately, the state coroner makes an official identification using results from the DNA a...
UF study: World shark attacks dipped in 2005, part of long-term trend
...nd were probably due to Florida's unusually active hurricane
season, which kept people out of the water, he said. In addition to last year's 38 U.S. attacks, Burgess tracked 10 in Australia, four in South Africa and one each in the Bahamas, St. Martin, Mexico, Fiji, Vanuatu and South Korea. Compared with prev...
2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule
...gacy by documenting the physical processes of this hurricane
and how they interacted with the region's geologic...rricane Hunter aircraft in front of an approaching hurricane
and transmit data ashore via satellite while the storm passes over the array. These provide critical...
Post-Katrina: Lead in disturbed soil may pose heightened health risk
... broad cross-section of the city 18 days after the hurricane
struck and after most of the water had been pumped from the city. The sampling included 14 different sites in the New Orleans area and focused mainly on the sediment and soil. Floodwater samples taken at some sites showed extremely high levels of ba...
Book released on Hurricane Isabel's effect on Chesapeake Bay
...ve has just been released. While Isabel was not a hurricane
when she arrived in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in September 2003, it caused devastating damage to its tidal areas and tributaries. Parts of Annapolis, Baltimore's Fells Point and Alexandria, Va were underwater, destroying boats, docks, cars, and h...