Research is increasingly showing how drought, heat, and wildfire influence each other. Ongoing collaborations provide templates for how best to study these phenomena and plan for their future impacts.
Navigation satellites are enabling high-precision, real-time tracking of ground displacements, supplementing traditional methods for monitoring and assessing earthquakes.
A survey of the southeastern United States shows that nearly half of mobile home residents don’t know where to shelter during a tornado, and many aren’t getting the resources they need to survive one.
The outage could last until November for some stations.
A new modeling platform, tested on two recent natural disasters, simulates conditions that dump landslide debris into rain-swollen rivers, often causing more damage than the landslides themselves.
Scientific understanding of atmospheric hazards and their interconnectivity can contribute to international policy and disaster risk management.
Rather than offering protection, islands sometimes cause increased wave run-up on shorelines, experiments in a wave laboratory suggest.
Data from thousands of past storms help guide a new forecast model that predicts where and when lightning may hit.
How remote sensing of streams provides valuable data for the characterization, prediction, and warning of impending flash floods.
With enough sensors, traditional forecasting methods could be replaced by models continuously updated with real-time wave data.