Wetlands along the southern coastlines of the United States serve as natural blocks to approaching hurricanes, starving them of warm ocean water and creating physical barriers to storm surge floods. However,...
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities when it blew ashore on August 29, 2005. This essay discusses current thinking among experts on whether global warming may be contributing to the...
Long before Hurricane Katrina, most experts knew the city of New Orleans was vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes because it is below sea level, between a lake and a river, and on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast....
Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research into what causes...
Huge advances in hurricane prediction have been made in recent years. This radio broadcast from the National Hurricane Center in Miami reports on the latest developments in hurricane science and technology, such as...
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