To reduce risks, including loss of life, national weather alert systems must incorporate social and behavioral sciences and new technology, according to two federally sponsored reports.
The experimental Warn-on-Forecast project calculates probabilities of severe weather within at-risk areas smaller than those targeted by current forecasting models.
New pilot system that analyzed more than 35 million flood-related Twitter posts to determine their geographic origin might help first responders locate and react more quickly to calamities.
The health, welfare, and livelihood of millions depend upon our elected officials’ continued and robust support for hurricane research.
A combination of warm sea surface temperatures and a weak or absent El Niño may create conditions conducive to tropical storm formation.
Agency scientists on a Hurricane Awareness Tour showcase NOAA research capabilities and warn that although winds can cause severe damage, the biggest killers are storm surges and inland flooding.
A new alliance aims to integrate social and behavioral science into meteorological research and practice to help build resilience to natural disasters.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says attribution of some classes of extreme events can provide policy makers with better information about future risks.
The unprecedented toll from a powerful tsunami shocked a theoretical geophysicist, now an international geoscience organization leader, into action and advocacy to use science to aid society.