Small islands and low-income nations face the largest relative monetary losses to their ports and maritime trade.
Hazards & Disasters
Scientists Improve Hurricane Resilience in the Colombian Caribbean
Scientists are using acoustic sensors to collect data and improve hurricane preparedness and coastal resilience in the archipelago of San Andrés.
Tracking Ocean Waves from Extratropical Cyclones on Global Scale
A new way of tracking ocean waves with satellite measurements was developed and applied to extratropical cyclones, revealing the effects of storm characteristics on extreme sea states.
Scientists Decipher the Seismic Dance of the Southern Alps
Most of the Alps are considered tectonically dead, but according to new research, the southeastern region—home to prosecco wine—is very much alive.
An Innovative Approach to Model Complex Hurricane Flood Hazards
A new study shows that it is possible to produce regional assessments of how hurricane flood hazards change due to both evolving storm tides and precipitation rates in a warming climate.
Far-Flung Forces Caused the 2021 Pacific Northwest Heat Wave
Air from thousands of kilometers away spiraled down to drape the Pacific Northwest in blistering heat.
Last Tree Standing
Refugia repopulate forests after fires, but climate change is making these woodlands increasingly unpredictable.
Stories Scribed on Palm Leaves Help Scientists Understand Ancient Eruption
Deposits from the 1257 Samalas eruption may contain artifacts of an ancient kingdom, according to scientists who link volcanology studies with histories written onto palm leaves.
Social Media Posts Reveal Human Responses to Deadly Tongan Eruption
Quantifying human responses to natural disasters could improve preparation for future threats, scientists say.
Geohazard Education Trainings Foster Resilience in Rural Alaska
National Science Foundation-funded teacher and community workshops boost disaster preparedness optimism among coastal Alaskan educators, whose communities face an array of natural hazards.