Category Archives: Hurricanes

Frankenstorm

by Judith Curry

Hurricane Sandy is the largest Atlantic hurricane on record in terms of diameter of the storm.  Sandy was associated with an estimated 13 foot storm surge in areas near New York City.

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Hurricane (?) Isaac

by Judith Curry

Tropical Storm Isaac is now spinning up in the Gulf of Mexico.   The models have finally converged on New Orleans as the landfall location.  Are better forecasts of hurricanes possible?  New research is pointing the way for improvements, and more useful hurricane forecasts are becoming available from the private sector, particularly at longer time horizons and also with regards to landfall impacts.

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2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

by Judith Curry

So, what can we expect for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season?  All of the seasonal forecasts are coming in for a near or below normal year.  But already, we have seen two named storms, before the official start of the hurricane season on June 1.

What do I think the 2012 season holds?

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Hurricane Irene: psychology of risk perception

by Judith Curry

As Major Hurricane Irene prepares to sideswipe the entire east coast of the U.S. north of North Carolina, what makes people discount or respond to to information on an impending disaster?

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Hurricanes and global warming: 5 years post Katrina

by Judith Curry

The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season saw hurricane activity and devastation that was unprecedented in the historical record.

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