Fixed smartphone networks can provide robust early warning of earthquakes at far lower costs than traditional scientific arrays, which is an important consideration for regions with limited resources.
An early-warning system establishes international networks to help communities manage severe weather on Africa’s largest lake.
Oregon and Washington residents will receive an alert on their cell phones if they are in danger from an incoming quake.
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.
A next-generation network of seismic and wave sensors in the southwestern Pacific will warn coastal residents of an approaching tsunami before they see the wave.
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.
Developments in geophysical methods used to monitor surface and subsurface changes prior to landslides can lead to improved prediction and early warning.
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.