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Animated map show 160+ years of Atlantic hurricanes. Source.

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2017 Hurricane Season e.g. Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria. *****BC Year of Weather 2019 by @eumetsat @meteofrance Extract shows #Hurricane #Cyclone #Typhoon Season: #TropicalStorms' life cycle; energy transfer; disruption by #PolarJet; Aus #drought; #ExtremeWeather #TropicalStorms #ITCZ #GeographyTeache. *****Analogue of storms (proxy measure): One year time lapse of ocean wave height. *****A year of Sea Surface Temperature – EUMETSAT Science Blog ENSO El Nino SSTA ITCZ. The animation below combines satellite data with ocean surface measurements.

*****A year of Sea Surface Temperature – EUMETSAT Science Blog ENSO El Nino SSTA ITCZ

The satellite data used come from both the geostationary ring of satellites and polar orbiting data including from Europe, America and Japan. “The animation is important to see the changes on a global scale of the surface temperatures of our ocean, and to consider how these influence weather patterns and thus our daily lives. *****Every hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon in recorded history (1850-present) *****100 years of North Atlantic hurricanes #dataviz. Tropical Storm Formation. Robert Rohde sur Twitter : "Animation showing the estimated track and intensity of every tropical cyclone (i.e. tropical storm, #hurricane, and #typhoon) from 1950 to 2018. Some ocean basins see far more of these storms than others, mostly due to differen. Since hurricane season is still upon us, we're sharing this hurricane map from the 9/9/1960 edition of the Tampa Times #MapMonday…

*****Are hurricanes getting worse? As Florence barrels toward the US east coast, two more hurricanes follow closely behind.

*****Are hurricanes getting worse?

The 2018 hurricane season has suddenly erupted, a year after the 2017 season ruined thousands of lives. While 2018 was expected to be “below normal”, there is a great deal of uncertainty. We won’t know the full scale of the damage until the season is over, but longer term trends indicate a worsening of the length and intensity of Atlantic storms. Since 1970, there has been an average of six Atlantic hurricanes per year. What is a hurricane? A hurricane is a large rotating storm that forms over tropical or subtropical waters, though they’re only given such a name if formed in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific oceans.

Hurricanes fall into one of five tiers based on wind speed – known as categories – measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes can be deadly. Twitter. A year's worth of rain in just a few days - BBC Weather. Could a hurricane ever hit Britain? Tomasz @Schafernaker explains. This #map helps me remember when to refer to a storm event as #hurricane #cyclone or #typhoon. *****Could a hurricane ever hit Britain? Tomasz @Schafernaker explains. *****Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future. NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team By Michael Marshall The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have struck the British Isles, causing widespread disruption and damage on Ireland.

*****Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future

The cyclone, now downgraded to an extratropical storm, has reportedly led to three deaths. It is unusual for a hurricane to reach western Europe while still at or near hurricane strength. The last comparable event was Hurricane Gordon in 2006, which had also weakened to a storm before it struck. Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures. What has Saharan sand got to do with hurricanes? - BBC Newsbeat. *****A sign of the times? North America bracketed by 6 storms (Hurricanes #Jose, #Maria, #Otis), Depression #Lee, Storm #Norma & Disturbance.

*****When to refer to a storm event as #hurricane #cyclone or #typhoon. One more. This one shows the tropical cyclones in the Pacific region. The size of the name is in proportion to the wind speed of the storm. *****How do hurricanes form? (Video clip explainer) A History of Tropical Cyclones mapped by @NOAA. >= category 4 #hurricane names in Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico on their tracks. Label size is equivalent to the wind speed in NOAA data.

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world. Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes - Axios. People make their own sandbags to protect in their homes before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.AP/Tatiana Fernandez A man surveys the wreckage on his property after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in St.

Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes - Axios

John's, Antigua and Barbuda, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.AP/Johnny Jno-Baptiste A man drives through rain and strong winds during the passage of hurricane Irma, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.AP/Carlos Giusti. This was sent to me and I had to share it. #HurricaneIrma #IRMA. NASA — How Do Hurricanes Form? Tropical Storm Spaces #hurricane #wind #storm #weather #climate #climatechange #harvey. *****New, multi-dimensional views of hurricanes allow researchers to study complex atmospheric interactions. Extratropical Cyclone off Portugal #NASA. When two become one. WMO Community Site. NHC's "cone of uncertainty" shrinks again - storms not getting smaller, avg track errors are. Storm center has 2/3 prob of remaining in cone. World at Risk. California is a geologically complex region.

World at Risk

With many active faults and volcanic activity it is on of the high risk locations to live in the USA. The nature of the risks posed by earthquakes are clear, but people need to be reminded of them, as they move to California or because they have lived there for some time and do not think the risk is large. In common with the Philippines, Japan and Haiti, the danger posed by earthquakes is not the same everywhere.

Clearly it is more common nearer to active faults - and the map shows this. But the risk posed to life and property is also higher in some places because more people live there. In the case of California, other factors come into play. This short video of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake shows that even in developed countries, the combination of geology, earthquake magnitude, population density and preparedness can result in disastrous consequences. *****Forecast modelling debate. When Hurricane Sandy made a devastating left hook into the Mid-Atlantic on Oct. 29, 2012, killing nearly 150 people and causing about $70 billion in damage, a narrative took hold in the weather community and the media that made its way to Capitol Hill.

*****Forecast modelling debate

U.S. weather models were late in forecasting that storm's bizarre track when compared to the top model from Europe, which locked onto it more than a week in advance. Many in and out of government began to criticize what they saw as a growing modeling gap across the Atlantic Ocean. The weather model wars are continuing, and new evidence has emerged that instead of making a leap forward in forecast accuracy as Congress has directed, the U.S. may be about to take a step back, at least when it comes to high-impact events such as hurricanes and tropical storms are concerned.

The issue concerns a looming upgrade to the National Weather Service's top weather forecasting model, known as the Global Forecast System, or GFS. GOES-R The Future of NOAA's Geostationary Weather Satellites. Operating from two primary locations, GOES-East and Goes-West, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been providing continuous imagery of and data on atmospheric conditions, solar activity and Earth’s weather systems for nearly 40 years.

GOES-R The Future of NOAA's Geostationary Weather Satellites

Now, with the next generation of weather-observing satellites on the horizon, NOAA is poised to once again significantly improve weather forecasting and severe weather prediction. A climactic quirk may shield U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons. Storm spaces: Topological map. Benjamin Hennig maps the cyclones and typhoons created by the world's weather systems Tropical cyclonic systems are generally referred to as tropical storms.

Storm spaces: Topological map

They are better known by their regional names, such as hurricanes in the Caribbean and North America, or typhoons in parts of Asia. They form near the equator over larger bodies of warm waters that evaporate from the ocean surface and fuel these emerging storm systems. Their strong winds and heavy rainfalls frequently become part of our news as they often put large numbers of human livelihoods at risk.